Design for chintz: Rose by William Morris

Morris' design for 'Chintz', registered early in 1883, is one of many of his designs on the theme of birds amidst flowers, foliage or fruit.

Details

Medium:
Pencil and watercolour
Dimensions:
90 x 66 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £14,495)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Christie's

The printed patterns involved very subtle dye colours and a large number of separate blocks. This admitted effects of great tonal variety and managed to translate Morris' complex designs with almost complete fidelity.

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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