Length of furnishing fabric: Cray

English
about 1884
Designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896), For Morris & Co. (English)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 381 x 177.8 cm (150 x 70 in.)

Accession Number

2005.4

Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Plain weave cotton block-printed with large-scale pattern of meandering vines of lush peony blossoms and buds, with delicate scrolling leaves; in shades of pink, yellow, blue, green, and white against a cranberry-red ground. Selvedge printed: “Morris & Company 449 Oxford Street London W.”

Provenance

Purchased at auction by Cora Ginsburg LLC; Purchased by the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund and Ernest Kahn Fund