Sample of furnishing fabric: "Windrush"

English
Design registered 1883
Designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896), Printed by Morris & Co. (English)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

98 x 63.5 cm (38 9/16 x 25 in.)

Accession Number

1976.14

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

“Windrush” design sample printed at Merton Abbey in light green, gold, black and white. “Windrush” takes its name from a tributary of the Thames. Design of large scale flowers on undulating stems in part inspired by 15th century Italian and Near Eastern textile patterns. One repeat: full loom width. Along left selvedge: REGD, MORRIS & COMPANY.

Provenance

Cora Ginsburg, Inc., New York; Purchased by the MFA, 1976

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund