'Tulip and Rose': a pair of curtains

Ref: 1668
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by William Morris (1834-96)

    The weaving attributed to Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company

    Retailed by Morris & Co. (1861-1940)

  • Detail

    Woven woollen triple cloth

    233 x 124 cm

    English (probably Macclesfield), after 1876

  • Provenance

    Francesca Galloway; American private collection

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    According to the V&A website, this pattern, first produced in 1876, is the first dateable design by William Morris for woven furnishing textiles for wall hangings and curtains. It was registered during the period when he was preoccupied with designing ‘Kidderminster’ type flat-woven carpets, also made for him by the Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company in Yorkshire.

    ‘Tulip and Rose’ is discussed in Linda Parry (ed.), William Morris, London, 1996, p. 269, M76, and in Linda Parry, William Morris Textiles, London, 2013, p. 210, no. 18.