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Willow Bough

A work made of woodblock print in green, white, and brown inks on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of woodblock print in green, white, and brown inks on cream wove paper.

Date:

Design 1887, made after 1940

Artist:

Designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896)
Produced by Morris & Co., London (English, 1875–1940)
Printed at Jeffrey & Co., London (English, 1836–1927)

About this artwork

The firm of Jeffrey & Co. was responsible for manufacturing all of the wallpapers made under the Morris & Co. label. Under director Metford Warner (about 1843–1930), Jeffrey & Co. had a reputation as one of the finest printers in England and also printed designs by Walter Crane and C. F. A. Voysey. The company’s relationship with Morris & Co. continued until they were absorbed into a larger conglomerate in 1927. Very few patterns were originally printed as both wallpaper and textiles, one exception is Marigold.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

William Morris (Designer) , Morris & Co. (Producer) , Jeffrey & Co. (Printer)

Title

Willow Bough

Places

England (Artist's nationality), London (Object made in), Great Britain (Object made in)

Dates

Copyrighted 1887 , Made 1940

Medium

Woodblock print in green, white, and brown inks on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Selvage: MORRIS & COMPANY On back: “Willow Bough” Sanderson Wallpapers British Made 57183 62/-per Piece Plus 15% Hand Printed

Dimensions

67.5 × 56 cm (26 1/2 × 22 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

Obj: 249076

Extended information about this artwork

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