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Sidewall, Venetian, 1868–70

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by William Morris and manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. It is dated 1868–70 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is block-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

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

Its dimensions are

20.5 x 57.5 cm (8 1/16 x 22 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

"Venetian" was adapted by Morris & Company from an earlier design

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Venetian, 1868–70; Designed by William Morris (British, 1834–1896); England; block-printed on paper; 20.5 x 57.5 cm (8 1/16 x 22 5/8 in.); Gift of Robert W. Friedel; 1941-74-27

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