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Wood Engraving - Love is Enough - upright Border or Sidepiece with entwined Foliage and Flowers

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1913P203
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1872 - 1872

Maker Information

Artist:William Morris - View biography for William Morris


This design was intended for use with William Morris' metrical romance 'Love is Enough', which dates from 1871-72. The scheme to produce an illustrated edition of it at this time was abandoned, and it was finally issued, with a frontispiece and tailpiece by Burne-Jones, by the Kelmscott Press in 1897.

This border was one of eight designed, the others, of flowers and foliage and two initial L's, being designed by Morris himself, were cut by him in 1872. They were finally issued as a set with the Cupid and Psyche illustrations in the late 1880s.

Presented by Mrs William Harris, 1913.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Wood engraving printed in black on paper.

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Height:495 mm
Width:325 mm