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Textile Design - Dress Fabric Design - Eyebright

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1941P414
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1883 - 1883

Maker Information

Artist:William Morris - View biography for William Morris


Eyebright was originally designed by Morris as a cotton dress fabric, registered on the 23 November 1883. It had a repeat design of less than six inches and proved practical, in the sense of being washable, as well as being in tune with the so called Aesthetic revival.

Purchased from Morris & Co through Friends of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1940

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Arts and Crafts Textile
Medium:Watercolour and bodycolour over paper.


Height:384 mm
Width:288 mm