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Fruit

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1865-66 (designed)
    1866 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)
    Morris & Co. (publisher)

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.248-1964

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 5, box 2

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1865-66 (designed)
1866 (produced)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)
Morris & Co. (publisher)

Object history note

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'.

Descriptive line

Design for 'Fruit' (or 'Pomegranate') wallpaper pattern; By William Morris; England; 1865-66.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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.

Materials

Paper

Categories

Wall coverings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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