Sidewall, Golden Lily
This is a sidewall. It was designed by John Henry Dearle and manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. It is dated 1899 and we acquired it in 1935. Its medium is block-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
John Henry Dearle’s pattern Golden Lily was included in a sample book of Morris & Co. papers that proudly detailed their production process: “HAND-PRINTED PAPERS are produced very slowly, each block used being dipped into pigment and then firmly pressed on to the paper, giving a great body of colour.” These steps would have been repeated separately for each color in this richly layered pattern.
This object was
Cowtan & Tout, Inc..
It is credited
Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc..
Its dimensions are
68.5 x 57.5 cm (26 15/16 x 22 5/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Golden Lily; Designed by John Henry Dearle (British, 1860–1932); England; block-printed on paper; 68.5 x 57.5 cm (26 15/16 x 22 5/8 in.); Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc.; 1935-23-2