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1865-66 (designed), 1866 (produced)
Place of origin

Design for 'Fruit' (or 'Pomegranate') wallpaper pattern.

Object details

Object type
  • Fruit (manufacturer's title)
  • Pomegranate (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Design for 'Fruit' (or 'Pomegranate') wallpaper pattern; By William Morris; England; 1865-66.
Physical description
Design for 'Fruit' (or 'Pomegranate') wallpaper pattern.
  • Height: 22 1/2in (Note: Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1964)
  • Width: 30 1/2in (Note: Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1964)
Object history
Possibly the second paper designed by Morris to be issued. The serial numbering in the printing log places it between Daisy and Trellis. However, Linda Parry (see references) cites Mackail's notes that suggest that the design was made 'no earlier than 1865'.
Bibliographic reference
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 May-1 Sept. 1996, pp.206-207, ill.
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Record createdJuly 1, 2009
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