Fairclough and Leary site the influence of the diagonal arrangement in a 15th-century Italian cut velvet acquired in 1883 by the South Kensington Museum on Morris's designs of this period.

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


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


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Regd. Morris & Company/ Decorators Ltd/ 17 George Street/ Hanover Square, London W1 (printed)/ 5741/ Medway /Blue/ 36 inches/ 6/6 yard/ 2714 (inscribed)
Label top right - -


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 P29, p.36

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