'Tulip and Rose': a pair of curtains
Designer / Maker
Designed by William Morris (1834-96)
The weaving attributed to Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company
Retailed by Morris & Co. (1861-1940)
Woven woollen triple cloth
233 x 124 cm
English (probably Macclesfield), after 1876
Francesca Galloway; American private collection
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.