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Drawing, Design for a Tile

This is a Drawing. It was after William Morris and firm: Morris & Co.. It is dated 1917–40 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is graphite, brush and tempera on oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Robert W. Friedel. It is credited Gift of Robert W. Friedel.

  • Drawing, Textile design
  • polychrome tempera, paper.
  • Anonymous bequest in memory of Albert and Rebecca Elsberg.
  • 1938-82-230-c

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.6 × 23.8 cm (10 1/16 × 9 3/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 in. × 13 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, upper left: 17 / George Street / MORRIS / Hanover Square / London. W.1 [inside an oval]; verso, lower left, Lugt #L.457e: COOPER UNION / MUSEUM / NEW YORK [inside a rectangular-shaped seal/plaque]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower center, underneath design: Two-handed tile (left hand side) / 5" × 5" — 3/3 each. / Also made / 6" x 6" 4/3 each.; lower left corner: 3/3

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tile; After William Morris (British, 1834–1896); Netherlands; graphite, brush and tempera on oiled translucent paper; H x W: 25.6 × 23.8 cm (10 1/16 × 9 3/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 in. × 13 7/8 in.); Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-11

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