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Purchased, 1982. Museums Sheffield
Blackthorn
wallpaper
Date Made/Found: 1892
Designer: William Morris , British, 1834 - 1896
Maker: Morris & Co
Material and Medium: woodblock on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 910 x 554 x 13mm Image size: 870 x 512mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5124.28
In this design you can imagine it was inspired by a hedgerow you can spot stems of Common Hawthorn and a variety of flowers including Fratillia with foliage. This was made in 1892 towards the very end of William Morris’s life and could possibly have been made by another Morris & Co designer. Although Morris wallpaper has become renowned, it was not very popular at the start. Arts and Crafts houses such as Wightwick Manor, Standen, Red House and Kelmscott Manor, the latter two owned by Morris were all decorated with his designs covering walls, floors and furnishings, the originals are still preserved today.
Display Location: In Store
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