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Sidewall, Honeysuckle, 1934

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Arthur Sanderson. It is dated 1934 and we acquired it in 1935. Its medium is block-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

May Morris learned to embroider from her mother and aunt before enrolling at the National Art Training School in London in 1881. Her studies included life drawing with and botanical sketches in the wild, a design practice she continued throughout her life. Such careful observations helped her to capture what she describes as “the garden tangle” of honeysuckle in this design.

This object was donated by Cowtan & Tout, Inc.. It is credited Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc..

  • Plate, 1753–1756
  • soft-paste porcelain, overglaze enamels.
  • Gift of Irwin Untermyer.
  • 1957-11-2

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Its dimensions are

69 x 57.5 cm (27 3/16 x 22 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Honeysuckle, 1934; Manufactured by Arthur Sanderson (1829); England; block-printed paper; 69 x 57.5 cm (27 3/16 x 22 5/8 in.); Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc.; 1935-23-13

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