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Pimpernel

A work made of woodblock print in colored inks on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of woodblock print in colored inks on cream wove paper.

Date:

Design 1876

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

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

Title

Pimpernel

Places

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

Date

Copyrighted 1876

Medium

Woodblock print in colored inks on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Selvage: PIMPERNEL. MORRIS & Co; registration mark (partial) Feb. 28 On back (in pencil): ‘pimpernel 82’

Dimensions

57.1 × 73.9 cm (22 1/2 × 29 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

Obj: 249083

Extended information about this artwork

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