This is one of Morris's early combination fabric designs of silk and wool. It dates from when Morris used commercial firms to manufacture his designs prior to the establishment of his own workshops at Merton Abbey. The specialisrt firm, Alexander Morton & Co. of Darvel, Ayrshire is known to have produced a Madras muslin version of 'Dove and Rose' in 1898. This design was used for the wall covering of the drawing room at Wightwick Manor (Fairclough and Leary).

  • Purchased from Morris & Co through Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1940
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Manufacturer - Morris & Co
Designer William Morris -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Regd. Morris & Company/ Art Workers Ltd./ 17 St George Street/ Hanover Square/ London W1(printed)/ 4/159/ Dove & Rose/ 36 inches/ 30/- per yard/ Showroom (inscribed)
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Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Textiles by William Morris and Morris & Co. 1861-1940
Emmeline Leary, Mr Oliver Fairclough 1981 Thames and Hudson, London W8

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