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1917

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for a Tile

This is a Drawing. It was after William Morris and firm: Morris & Co.. It is dated 1917–40 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is graphite on oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Robert W. Friedel. It is credited Gift of Robert W. Friedel.

  • Sidewall, Diaper
  • block-printed paper.
  • Gift of Robert W. Friedel.
  • 1941-74-2-a/f

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Tile (England)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1953-104-6

Its dimensions are

24.1 × 25.5 cm (9 1/2 × 10 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 × 13 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, upper left: 17 / George Street / MORRIS / Hanover Square / London. W.1 [inside an oval]; verso, center right, Lugt #L.457e: COOPER UNION / MUSEUM / NEW YORK [inside a rectangular-shaped seal/plaque]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left, underneath design: 5" × 5" 3/– each / Also made / 6" × 6" 4/– each; lower left corner: 3/–4 4/–

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tile; After William Morris (British, 1834–1896); Netherlands; graphite on oiled translucent paper; 24.1 × 25.5 cm (9 1/2 × 10 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.3 cm (18 × 13 7/8 in.); Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-16

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