This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color. There are 9 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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Page From Sample Book, Morris and Co., 1887

This is a Page from sample book. It was manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. It is dated 1887 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is block printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Design reformer William Morris reacted against the garish synthetic colors which were introduced in the 1850s. He promoted a return to natural dyes, resulting in the subdued color combinations which were his firm’s signature.

It is credited Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 27 x 37.5 x 6 cm (10 5/8 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Embossed in gold lettering on cover: "Morris & Company/ 449 Oxford Street". Printed in ink on verso, the name and cost of each sample.

Cite this object as

Page From Sample Book, Morris and Co., 1887; Manufactured by Jeffrey & Company (United Kingdom); block printed on paper; H x W x D: 27 x 37.5 x 6 cm (10 5/8 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition Fund; 1980-46-1-75

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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