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

  • Object:

    Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, 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:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case R, shelf 12, box L

Physical description

Design for a chintz with a rose and thistle design

Place of Origin

England (made)


1882 (made)


Morris, William, 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
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950
Joanne Parker & Corinna Wagner, Art & soul : Victorians and the gothic, Bristol : Sansom & Co., 2014. ISBN: 9781908326652.


Watercolour; Charcoal


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Roses (flowers); Thistles (plants)


Designs; Textiles; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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