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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 donated by 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

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