Pink and Rose

Designer: William Morris, 1834-1896

Manufacturer and retailer: Morris & Co.

Hand-block-printed wallpaper

22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.163.4a)

Image and text courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.

"Henry James described William Morris as "the poet and paper-maker" in 1881. Indeed, despite his many designs for stained glass, textiles, tapestries, furniture, and books, it is for his wallpapers that Morris is best known today." [cont. below]