The 'Vine' wallpaper comes from Morris' very inspired and productive phase of activity in 1871-1876, when some of his finest wallpapers were produced.
Design for wallpaper: Vine by William Morris, 1874
© V&A Picture Library
- Pencil & watercolour on Whatman paper
- 81 x 65 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,807 ( Total: £28,300)
- Acquired in:
- Maas Gallery
This particular design is thought to date from about 1874. The first designs of ten years earlier, like 'Daisy' and 'Trellis', had a formal, linear repeating structure which has been abandoned for the flowing and densely foliated designs of the seventies.