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.
Design for chintz: Rose by William Morris, 18821883
© V&A Picture Library
- Pencil and watercolour
- 90 x 66 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,500 ( Total: £14,495)
- Acquired in:
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.