Seventeen panels of 'Campion'

Ref: 1688
  • Designer / Maker / Retailer

    Designed by William Morris (1834-96)

    Manufactured and retailed by Morris & Co. (1861-1940)

  • Detail

    Wool

    Panel 1:  186 x 255 cm

    Panel 2:  186 x 200 cm

    Panel 3:  186 x 251 cm

    Panel 4:  191 x 244 cm

    Panel 5:  167 (top), 150 (bottom) x 226 cm

    Panel 6:  170 x 251 cm

    Panel 7:  78 x 251 cm

    Panel 8:   64 x 254.5 cm

    Panel 9: 61 x 253 cm

    Panel 10: 71 x 252 cm

    Panel 11: 62 x 56 cm

    Panel 12: 77 x 250 cm

    Panel 13: 250 x 101 (top), 83 cm (bottom) cm

    Panel 14: 99 x 251 cm

    Panel 15: four small strips, 24 x 79, 24 x 107 24 x 186 and 24 x 180 cm

    Panel 16: 186 x 64 cm

    Panel 17: 186 x 63 cm

    English (Merton Abbey), late nineteenth century

  • Provenance

    Private collection (since new), until 2018

  • Condition

    These panels, originally covering the walls of a library, have been professionally cleaned and, where necessary, repaired.  

  • Literature

    Linda Parry, William Morris Textiles, 1983, p. 155, no. 44 (for an example of this pattern at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York)

  • Note

    The design for ‘Campion’ was registered 8 March 1883.

    The pattern was conceived as a fabric, as well as for carpeting.  It was used as wall-covering at 28, Bruton Street, London (Parry, op. cit., p. 155, no. 44).

    The seventeen lengths of Campion, suitable to line a small room, are offered as a single group.  *The small strips described under Panel 15 are counted as a single lot.