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Wall hanging - Acanthus

Acanthus

  • Object:

    Wall hanging

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (designed (pattern))
    ca. 1900-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris, Mary (May), born 1862 - died 1938 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Felted woollen cloth, coloured silk thread, silk cord

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by the maker

  • Museum number:

    T.66-1939

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coloured silk thread on woollen felt cloth, edged with silk cord
Worked in darning stitch, long and short stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, buttonhole stitch, couching and laid work

Date

ca. 1880 (designed (pattern))
ca. 1900-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris, Mary (May), born 1862 - died 1938 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Felted woollen cloth, coloured silk thread, silk cord

Dimensions

Height: 249.5 cm, Width: 169.3 cm, Weight: 2.7 kg

Descriptive line

Wall hanging depicting acanthus designed by William Morris, ca. 1880. Worked by May Morris and others, c. 1900-1910 (probably)

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

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

Subjects depicted

Acanthus

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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