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William Morris: Illustration from The Wood Beyond the World, 1894



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William Morris
[English Pre-Raphaelite Writer and Designer, 1834-1896]

• Relationships: Not to be confused with American glassmaker William Morris (Born 1957)
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK

Notable SiteWilliam Morris at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Peacock and Dragon, 1878

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteWilliam Morris at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
7 works by William Morris online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  
6 works online when last checked

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
Tenture, modèle "Peacock", 1878

Notable SiteVictoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Notable SiteWilliam Morris Gallery, London, UK

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
2 chairs from William Morris and Company

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
A total of 12 objects by Morris & Company

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, UK
From the museum's Arts and Crafts collection; choose the designer from the drop-down list, then click on the object number(s)

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Items by this artist, mixed in with those of the contemporary glassmaker of the same name

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
4 works by or related to the artist

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Printed Textile: "Brer Rabbit"

Pre-Raphaelite Photographs Exhibition

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas
William Morris and His Circle

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, England
Artemis, 1861

Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
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Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWilliam Morris in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteWilliam Morris at CGFA  

Notable SiteLiam's Pictures from Old Books  
Illustrations from The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer

Notable SiteStained Glass Photography
Dozens of images of Morris' stained glass windows

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Art Passions  

William Morris at ArtMagick

California State University WorldImages Database  

Humanities Web  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteWilliam Morris Society Home Page

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Scriptorium Fonts
Downloadable Win/Mac font based on William Morris' decorative lettering (scroll down to the very bottom of the page)

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

The Victorian Web

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on William Morris  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Apollo Magazine
More a poem than a house - William Morris's Red House

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Video about a William Morris design for block-printed wallpaper

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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News from Nowhere and Other Writings

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William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home

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William Morris

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The Wood Beyond the World

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The Well at the World's End

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William Morris & Red House: A Collaboration Between Architect and Owner

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The Wood Beyond the World (facsimile edition)

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Ornamentation and Illustrations from the Kelmscott Chaucer

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William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs

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Broadway Theatres: History and Architecture

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William Morris on Art and Socialism

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William Morris Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover)

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Designs of William Morris

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William Morris: Decor and Design

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William Morris on Architecture


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Wallpaper Design with Acanthus
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Rose - 93 Wallpaper Design
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William Morris: Garden of Delight
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