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Phyllida

  • Object:

    Tile panel

  • Place of origin:

    London (painted)
    The Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1864 - ca.1870 (designed)
    1868 - ca.1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-painted in various colours (the figure) and blue (Scroll) on tin-glazed earthenware Dutch blanks.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Crown Estate Commissioners

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.530-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 144, The Headley Trust Gallery, case EXP

From a series of tiles based on Chaucer's Legend of Goode Wimmen.This panel is one of two acquired by the Museum from 1 Palace Green, the London house of George Howard, the Earl of Carlisle. As tiles, Chaucer's Legend of Goode Wimmen first appeared on a fireplace in Sandroyd, the house designed by Philip Webb for the painter J.R. Spencer Stanhope in 1860 and furnished thereafter. The figure was designed for windows at Birket Foster's house The Hill. Burne-Jones noted in his passbook now in the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1869: 'To touching up ssome Good Women and I would rather have been boilded ten times over £1.1.0.' In the Museum's panel, the figure has suffered some of the technical problems that Morris encountered in the firing of his tiles. The skilfully decoarted framing Scroll-pattern tiles with special border painted for the Palace Green commission are the only know examples painted at Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. All other examples of the pattern, and many variations, are Dutch-made.

Physical description

3 tiles painted with a female figure holding a flowering branch, and 10 border tiles painted with a foliate design.

Place of Origin

London (painted)
The Netherlands (made)

Date

1864 - ca.1870 (designed)
1868 - ca.1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

hand-painted in various colours (the figure) and blue (Scroll) on tin-glazed earthenware Dutch blanks.

Dimensions

Height: 77.2 cm, Width: 30.2 cm

Object history note

From 1 Palace Green, London (1st floor front room fire-place) Decorated for the Earl of Carlisle.

Descriptive line

Tile panel designed by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, 1864-1870s

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

Parry, Linda (ed.), William Morris(London: Philip Wilson Publishers in Association with the V&A, 1996), p.186.
Myers, Richard and Hilary, William Morris Tiles:The Tile Designs of Morris and his Fellow-Workers, (Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennis, 1996)., pp.78-79. ill. p.91

Production Note

Figure designed by Edward Burne-Jones in 1864 and border tiles by Morris in Ca.1870. Painted on Dutch blanks.

Materials

Earthenware

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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