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Textile design - Rose and Thistle
  • Rose and Thistle
    William Morris, born 1834 - died 1896
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Rose and Thistle

  • Object:

    Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Morris, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    charcoal and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Mary (May) Morris, daughter of the artist.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Design for a chintz with a rose and thistle design

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)


1882 (made)


William Morris, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris & Co. (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

charcoal and watercolour


Height: 82.6 cm from catalogue, Width: 68.6 cm from catalogue, Height: 118 cm Frame, Width: 92.2 cm Frame, Depth: 3 cm Frame

Descriptive line

William Morris, design for 'Rose and Thistle' chintz textile. British, 1882

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

John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986
The full text of the record is as follows:

'MORRIS, William (1834-1896)

Textile, printed. British. 1882.
"Rose and Thistle" chintz
I. charcoal & water colour 82.5 x 68.6 cm
E 293-1939
Fiche 12/E5'

Exhibition History

Art Turns Left (Tate Liverpool 02/11/2013-16/02/2014)
Morris to Mingei (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya 05/06/2009-16/08/2009)
Morris to Mingei (Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo 24/01/2009-05/04/2009)
Morris to Mingei (Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art 12/09/2008-09/11/2008)


Watercolour; Charcoal


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Roses (flowers); Thistles (plants)


Textiles; Drawings; Designs

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