This is a very finished design, with technical annotations, for the Wreath wallpaper depicting poppies and acanthus flowers.
Wallpaper design: Poppy by William Morris, c. 1880
© V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)
- Gouache on paper over pencil & crayon
- 68.6 x 52.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
The V&A already has a sample of the printed wallpaper, as finally manufactured, but in a different colourway. The V&A, which includes the national collection of designs, holds numerous objects and works on paper by William Morris and by the firm of Morris and Company; these include several designs for textiles. This design is later in date and style to the existing holdings and clearly shows a near final stage in the design process before manufacture takes place.
The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.