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Cray

A work made of cotton, plain weave, block printed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave, block printed.

Date:

Design 1884, made 1884–1917

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

Cray was the most complex of the large-scale designs named for rivers in that it required 34 printing blocks—more than any other.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

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

Title

Cray

Places

Merton Abbey Works (Object made in), London (Object made in), England (Artist's nationality:), Great Britain (Object made in)

Dates

Designed 1884 , Made 1884-1917

Medium

Cotton, plain weave, block printed

Inscriptions

Selvage: REGD. Morris & Company, 440 Oxford Street, W.

Dimensions

280.8 × 97.8 cm (110 5/8 × 38 1/2 in.); Repeat: 94.5 × 45 cm (37 1/4 × 17 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder

Reference Number

1974.419b

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