Wallpaper design: Poppy by William Morris

This is a very finished design, with technical annotations, for the ‘Wreath’ wallpaper depicting poppies and acanthus flowers.

Details

Medium:
Gouache on paper over pencil & crayon
Dimensions:
68.6 x 52.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Bonhams

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.

Provenance

The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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