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Furnishing fabric - Honeysuckle
  • Honeysuckle
    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896
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Honeysuckle

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Leek (made)

  • Date:

    1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (made for)
    Sir Thomas and Arthur Wardle Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block-printed silk

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.491-1965

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of block-printed silk. With a complex pattern showing a large-scale turn-over repeat. In yellow, orange, pink, green and blue.

Place of Origin

Leek (made)

Date

1876 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris & Co. (made for)
Sir Thomas and Arthur Wardle Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Block-printed silk

Dimensions

Height: 49.5 cm, Width: 99 cm, Width: 39 in, Height: 19.5 in

Object history note

This experimental silk was acquired by the South Kensington Museum directly from the 1878 Paris Exposition, where it was exhibited by Wardle in the Indian section under his name.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Honeysuckle' of block-printed silk, designed by William Morris, made for Morris & Co. by Thomas Wardle, Leek, 1876

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

AP 51 - 1879 (4); Registered 11 October 1876.

Materials

Silk; Dye

Techniques

Block-printing

Subjects depicted

Honeysuckle

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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