Friday, September 19, 2008
Louis Rhead - the apple never falls far
Louis Rhead was one of a family of talented designers, illustrators and potters who made his mark in America designing images like the one above for The Sun magazine in 1894. His famous niece, Charlotte Rhead has become a household name to pottery collectors and Frederick Rhead, also, has become more and more collected ( i adore his Koreaware painted vases). Well, what has this got to do with Bishop & Stonier? Although i have not found any evidence to suggest any of the family were employed by B&S, the above image was used on an Oriental Ivory jug - i know i've already shown it to you, but here it is again. Now, my hope is that i will find another Bishop & Stonier jug with an image by Louis Rhead which may point at a real business connection and not that they just nicked the design.
Posted by Russell Sansom aka Bistoboy1 at 1:46 PM
- Russell Sansom aka Bistoboy1
- Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.