The design has a relatively informal arrangement of meadow-flower sprigs, unconnected by any linking device, over the surface of the paper.

The sprigs are superimposed on rhythmic coils of delicate willow boughs, each flower curving or nodding in the direction of the underlying leaves. The flowers identified include the rose, speedwell, pansy and cornflower.

Provenance

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co/Morris & Co; private collector, 1930s-1940; private collection, Scotland; Messrs Thomson, Roddick & Medcalf auction, 2002; Haslam & Whiteway Ltd.




Exhibitions at William Morris Gallery

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