Creating the Dinner Service
The Artists
Juliet Howson


Juliet Howson was born in Toronto in 1873. She was educated at the Ontario School of Art, and also studied in Paris and The Netherlands. At the Academie Julian, she studied under Bouguereau and Ferrier.

She painted oil and water-colour landscapes, flower studies, and portraits of notable women.

Her work was exhibited at the Toronto Art Gallery (1891), through the Ontario Society of Artists (1891-1893 and 1900), and at the Royal Canadian Academy (1891). At the Ontario Society of Artists exhibition in 1900, she exhibited a china tea service (four pieces), as well as two vases (daffodils, dandelions), and three plates (one of yellow roses, one of redcurrants, and one of raspberries).

She later moved to the United States, where she exhibited under her married name, Juliet Burdoin.

Juliet Howson painted 12 cups and saucers for the dinner service.

These cups and saucers are Limoges rather than Royal Doulton; no explanation for this inconsistency with the rest of the service has been found.

Justina A. Harrison Menu - Artists Margaret Irvine