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Sidewall, Acanthus

This is a sidewall. It was designed by William Morris. It is dated ca. 1925 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is block-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Robert W. Friedel.

  • Dado (France)
  • block-printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-45-58
  • Mirror (England)
  • gessoed, gilt and carved wood, mirroed plate glass.
  • Gift of Irwin Untermyer.
  • 1950-112-1

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

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  • brush and black, orange gouache on paper.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts....
  • 1988-62-619

Its dimensions are

H x W (a): 64 x 57.3 cm (25 3/16 x 22 9/16 in.) H x W (b): 69.2 x 57.5 cm (27 1/4 x 22 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: Manufacturer's logo and Morris & Co.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Acanthus; Designed by William Morris (British, 1834–1896); England; block-printed on paper; H x W (a): 64 x 57.3 cm (25 3/16 x 22 9/16 in.) H x W (b): 69.2 x 57.5 cm (27 1/4 x 22 5/8 in.); Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-20-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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