Special exhibition to showcase maritime influences on the De Morgan's artwork
A special exhibition will run next month showcasing the maritime influences on William and Evelyn De Morgan.
De Morgans and the Sea will see ships, sea monsters and shells take over the De Morgan Centre.
The theme of the sea was a major source of inspiration for William De Morgan's ceramics, as well as his wife Evelyn's paintings.
Visitors can expect to see Mr De Morgan's vibrant characters of medieval galleons on the lookout for giant fish, dolphins and sea monsters.
Mrs De Morgan's artwork explores mythological subjects like the goddess Ariadne abandoned on the island of Naxos, and Hans Christian Anderson's the little mermaid.
A tile designed for a P&O ship in 1895 by Mr De Morgan will also be exhibited with the collection.
The exhibition was curated in conjunction with Arts and Crafts property and the National Trust Standen, and runs from February until August at the De Morgan Centre, West Hill, Putney.
The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 1pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm, with late night viewings on Thursdays until 9pm.
Admission costs £4 for adults and it is free for children.