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Wall hanging - Lotus


  • Object:

    Wall hanging

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1875-1880 (designed)
    1880-1891 (embroidered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Beale, Margaret Mrs (embroiderer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered canvas with silks, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr G. Beale, from the estate of the late Mrs Kate Beale

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wall hanging of embroidered canvas with silks. With a large all-over pattern of conventional flowers and leaves in pinks, greens, blues and fawn on a mid-brown background. With silks in long and short, brick, satin and darning stitches on a canvas ground. Edged with woven braid and lined with green silk.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1875-1880 (designed)
1880-1891 (embroidered)


Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Beale, Margaret Mrs (embroiderer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered canvas with silks, lined with silk


Height: 241.4 cm, Width: 187.9 cm, Length: 95 in, Width: 74 in, Weight: 6 kg

Object history note

This hanging was embroidered by the Beale family when living in Holland Park, London, before their move to Standen in 1894. It is likely that the Beale family was introduced to the work of Morris & Co. by their near neighbours in Holland Park, the Ionides family.

Descriptive line

Wall hanging, embroidered canvas with silks, "Lotus" designed by William Morris in about 1875, embroidered by Margaret Beale

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

Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419

Production Note

Embroidered by Margaret Beale


Embroidery; Textiles; Interiors; Wall coverings


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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