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Wandle

A work made of indigo discharge block printed cotton.

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  • A work made of indigo discharge block printed cotton.

Date:

Design 1884, made 1917–40

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

All of the printed textiles named after rivers were large-scale patterns that required at least 30 separate, carved wood blocks to complete. Morris described this pattern to his older daughter Jenny, explaining that “it will have to be very elaborate & splendid” and that he was naming it after the River Wandle “to honour our helpful stream.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

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

Title

Wandle

Places

England (Object made in), London (Object made in), Merton Abbey Works (Object made in), Great Britain (Object made in)

Dates

Copyrighted 1884 , Made 1917-1940

Medium

Indigo discharge block printed cotton

Inscriptions

Selvedges: REGD MORRIS & COMPANY

Dimensions

111.1 × 92.4 cm (43 3/4 × 36 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

2018.830

Extended information about this artwork

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