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The Hare

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The Hare

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  • Tapestry design woven by Morris & Co 1887
  • Card measures 165mm x 140mm
  • Blank inside
  • Published by Museums & Galleries
  • Printed in the UK on board from sustainable sources

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  • Tapestry design woven by Morris & Co 1887
  • Card measures 165mm x 140mm
  • Blank inside
  • Published by Museums & Galleries
  • Printed in the UK on board from sustainable sources

The Forest Tapestry designed by William Morris Philip Webb and John Henry Dearle. Woven by Morris & Co in 1887 it is one of William Morris's most successful tapestry compositions. It uses a dense cover of trailing acanthus leaves into which have been placed Philip Webb's five studies of animals and birds. It is possible Henry Dearle supplied the foreground floral details although these are similar to Philip Webb's preparatory drawings.

If you get the chance do visit Standen House run now by the National Trust, designed by Philip Webb for the Beale family and very much kept alive by the volunteers and manager there so you get the feeling the family might pop back in the sitting room and take up the knitting and reread the newspaper. It also has a divine garden room and a wonderful location perched on the hills outside East Grinstead, Sussex, England. Lots of Morris furnishings and wallpapers.

Sales from this card benefit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England, the world's leading museum of art and design.