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Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    c.1880s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, Mary (May), born 1862 - died 1938 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk and Indian ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Mary (May) Morris

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case KK, shelf 2, box A

Physical description

Sketch design probably intended for a stamped Utrecht velvet.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


c.1880s (made)


Morris, Mary (May), born 1862 - died 1938 (designer)
Morris & Co. (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk and Indian ink


Height: 82.55 cm, Width: 30.48 cm

Descriptive line

May Morris (attributed). Design for an stamped velvet (possibly) for Morris & Co. British, c.1880s

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1954 London: HMSO, 1963
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986


Chalk; Indian ink




Textiles; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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