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. The two examples of Cray in the collection [1974.419a and 2018.827] appear to have been made with different sets of printing blocks, as the size of the pattern is slightly different in length and width.
- Currently Off View
- William Morris (Designer) , Morris & Co. (Producer) , Merton Abbey Works (Printer)
- England (Artist's nationality), London (Object made in), Merton Abbey Works (Object made in), Great Britain (Object made in)
- Designed 1884 , Made 1884-1917
- Cotton, plain weave, block printed
- Selvage: REGD Morris & Company, 449 Oxford Street, W.
- 279.7 × 97.8 cm (110 1/8 × 38 1/2 in.) Repeat: 94.5 × 45 cm (37 1/4 × 17 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder