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Artist / Maker : William Morris and Company
Title : Drapery (brocatel)
Date (Execution) : 1888-9
Geographical Origin : Merton Abbey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Cultural Group : English
Style / Period : Arts and Crafts
Medium / Material  : Silk
Support / Technique : silk hand-loom, jacquard-woven
Object Type : swatches
Visual Description : Silk brocade fabric, all over pattern in greens and golds. Other colours, off white, pink and blue. Probably the same design as two examples exhibited by Morris and Co. under the catalogue description "silk brocatelle" at the first Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 1888; it has been given a joint designer-attribution as it has stylistic elements characteristic of with work of both Morris and Henry Dearle. (see The Earthly Paradise p. 167). From 1888 Morris focus on book production, politics and conservation maters resulted in fewer designs originated by him and more by Henry Dearle.
Accession # : U984.44.4
Width (cm) : 133.90
Height (cm) : 62.60
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of Edmund N. Parker
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