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U984.44.1
Artist / Maker : William Morris and Company
Title : Drapery (Dove and Rose pattern)
Date (Execution) : designed 1879
Geographical Origin : England
Cultural Group : English
Style / Period : Arts and Crafts
Medium / Material  : Jacquard woven silk and wool
Support / Technique :
Object Type : curtains (window hangings)
Visual Description : Four pieces of drapery. Repeat design 'dove and rose' in shades of gold and green. Manufactured for Morris by Alexander Morton and Co. Darvel, Scotland. This technique includes pockets of silk that contrast to textured wool areas. Morton is considered one of the best textile producers of 19th C Britain. The original design for this textile is in the city Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham. (Source: The Earthly Paradise p. 168). See also Morris and Co. catalogue Morris Chintzes, Silks, Tapestries, etc. p. 25; Parry cat. 34. Other References: Watkinson, Ray. William Morris as Designer, Studio Vista Ltd., London 1967, plate 16.; Vallance, Aymer. William Morris and His Art, Writings and Public Life. see p. 96-97. 1992 it was recommended by AGO conservator Sandra Lawrence that the rings be removed.
Accession # : U984.44.1
Width (cm) : 87.90
Height (cm) : 105.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of Edmund N. Parker
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