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1917

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1940

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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 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.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Tile (England)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1953-104-6

Its dimensions are

25.5 × 24.2 cm (10 1/16 × 9 1/2 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 × 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, center right, Lugt #L.457e: COOPER UNION / MUSEUM / NEW YORK [inside a rectangular-shaped seal/plaque]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left, underneath design: 5" × 5" 3/3 each / Also made / 6 × 6 4/3 each; lower right, underneath design: Rights & lefts / made of this / state number of / each hand.; lower left: 3/3 & 4/3

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tile; After William Morris (British, 1834–1896); Netherlands; graphite on oiled translucent paper; 25.5 × 24.2 cm (10 1/16 × 9 1/2 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 × 13 7/8 in.); Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-14

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