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Kennett

A work made of silk, satin weave with self-patterning ground wefts.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silk, satin weave with self-patterning ground wefts.

Date:

Design 1883, made 1887

Artist:

Designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896)
Produced by Morris & Co., London (English, 1875–1940)
Merton Abbey, London (English, 1881–1940)

About this artwork

The Kennet pattern was originally made in three different techniques: woven silk, printed cotton, and printed velveteen. These two silk panels [1971.682a,b] are all that remains of floor-to-ceiling window curtains from the parlor of Glessner House on Prairie Avenue in Chicago.

Status

On View, Gallery 57

Department

Textiles

Artists

William Morris (Designer) , Morris & Co. (Producer) , Merton Abbey Works (Weaver)

Title

Kennett, Curtain from the Parlor of the John J. Glessner House, Chicago

Places

London (Object made in), Prairie Avenue, 1800 South (Object made for), Merton Abbey Works (Object made in), England (Artist's nationality), Great Britain (Object made in)

Dates

Made 1887 , Copyrighted 1883

Medium

Silk, satin weave with self-patterning ground wefts

Dimensions

94 × 69.5 cm (37 × 27 3/8 in.) Repeat: 59 × 17 cm (23 1/4 × 6 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder

Reference Number

1971.682a

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