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Lotus

Wall Hanging
1875-1880 (designed), 1880-1891 (embroidered)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered canvas with silks, lined with silk
Brief Description
Wall hanging, embroidered canvas with silks, "Lotus" designed by William Morris in about 1875, embroidered by Margaret Beale
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 241.4cm
  • Width: 187.9cm
  • Length: 95in
  • Width: 74in
  • Weight: 6kg
Weight including roller
Credit line
Given by Mr G. Beale, from the estate of the late Mrs Kate Beale
Object history
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.
Production
Embroidered by Margaret Beale
Bibliographic Reference
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
Collection
Accession Number
T.192-1953

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record createdJanuary 14, 2004
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