William Morris, purhcased for the MFA Collections (SOLD)

Designed by William Morris

Commissioned in 1892

Coloured Wool and Mohair with a Blue Guard

w 473 cm h 214 cm (186 in x 84 1/4 in)

The tapestry was designed by William Morris and John Henry Dearle to hang in the Great Hall at Clouds. It was woven at Merton Abbey by John Martin and William Sleath

Provenance
The Hon. Percy Scawen Wyndham, Clouds East Knoyle Wiltshire 1892
Bought back by Morris & Co. 1933
Mrs Lucius Gubbins and thence by descent 1933-200
Purchased by benefactors and now in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Bibliography:
Clouds The Biography of a Country House, by Caroline Dakers pub. Yale University Press 1993
Country Life November 19 1904 'Clouds Salisbury, The Residence of the Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham' by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
The Art Journal 1905 'A Disciple of William Morris' by Lewis F. Day
History of the Merton Abbey Tapestry Works, Founded by William Morris by HC Marillier pub London 1927
Centenary of William Morris held at the Victoria & Albert Museum 9 February - 8 April London 1934
Metropolitan Museum Bulletin Vol. 5 1947
William Morris Textiles by Linda Parry pub New York 1983
European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings, Metropolitan Museum of Art by Edith Appleton Standen pub 1985
Clouds The Biography of a Country House, by Caroline Dakers pub. Yale University Press 1993

Exhibition History
Victoria and Albert Museum, William Morris Exhibition 1934
Crathes Castle, Banchory Aberdeenshire Scotland 1970-2003

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