Eyebright was originally designed by Morris as a cotton dress fabric, registered on the 23 November 1883. It had a repeat design of less than six inches and proved practical, in the sense of being washable, as well as being in tune with the so called Aesthetic revival.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist William Morris -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Eye Bright Dress Chintz/ 4 1/2 / white discharge or resist/ pale blue & green/ half discharg or resist/ yellowing & green/ yellow/ Sketch in pink for white/ green yellow or white (pencil, front)// Eye-Bright/ Dress Chintz/ 42/ Morris & Co / Merton Abbey Works. Surrey (ink) .
Notes - Handwritten -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Morris & Co Centenary Exhibition
- Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonL 1962-01-01 - 1962-01-01


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Textiles by William Morrris and Morris & Co
Emmeline Leary, Mr Oliver Fairclough 1981 Thames and Hudson, London P16, p.89
William Morris by Himself: Designs and Writiings
Gillian Naylor 1988 Macdonald Orbis, London p.268, repro

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