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Cray

A work made of cotton, plain weave, block printed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave, block printed.

Date:

Design 1884, made 1884–1917

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. 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

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

Title

Cray

Places

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

Dates

Designed 1884 , Made 1884-1917

Medium

Cotton, plain weave, block printed

Inscriptions

Selvage: REGD Morris & Company, 449 Oxford Street, W.

Dimensions

279.7 × 97.8 cm (110 1/8 × 38 1/2 in.) Repeat: 94.5 × 45 cm (37 1/4 × 17 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder

Reference Number

1974.419a

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