Ogmund comes to Midfirth

William Morris, 1834-96, translator, scribe, and illuminator


39.35 x 24.8 cm.

Source: The Story of Kormak

Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 59

Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library. Gift of John M. Crawford, Jr.

William Morris penned illuminated manuscripts in the 1850s and 1870s; during both periods, circumstantial evidence indicates that he was aware of John Ruskin's interest in manuscript arts. While an undergraduate at Oxford in 1853 and 1854 Morris avidly read Ruskin's Stones of of Venice II and the Edinburgh Lectures (Henderson, 14-16). [Continued below]

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