See more objects with the tag study, pattern, floral, graphite, tile.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.




  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for a Tile

This is a Drawing. It was after William Morris and firm: Morris & Co.. It is dated ca. 1870 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 (USA)
  • glazed stoneware.
  • Gift of Florence Barnes.
  • 1981-56-27

Its dimensions are

25.1 × 25.5 cm (9 7/8 × 10 1/16 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, right center, 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" 2/3 each.; lower right, underneath design: Rights & lefts / State number / of each.; lower left corner: 2/3 & 3/3

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tile; After William Morris (British, 1834–1896); Firm: Morris & Co. (United Kingdom); Netherlands; graphite on oiled translucent paper; 25.1 × 25.5 cm (9 7/8 × 10 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 × 13 7/8 in.); Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, Design for a Tile |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 April 2023 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>