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Cray

A work made of block printed cotton.

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  • A work made of block printed cotton.

Date:

Design 1884, made 1925–1940

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) , 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 1925-1940

Medium

Block printed cotton

Inscriptions

Label (attached to front): Morris & Company New standard Cray 2015 15/5/35 Printed on back: No Price Width Morris & Company Art-Workers Ltd. 17 George Street, Hanover Square. W.1.

Dimensions

34.3 × 48.3 cm (13 1/2 × 19 in.) Repeat: 92 × 45 cm (36 1/4 × 17 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

2018.828

Extended information about this artwork

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