William Morris (1834-1896)

Designer, craftsman, writer and socialist. Born in Walthamstow in 1834, William Morris entered Exeter College, Oxford, in 1853, where he met Edward Burne-Jones, a life-long collaborator and friend. Morris was articled to the architect G.E. Street in 1856, and moved with the firm to London in the summer of that year. There he entered the Pre-Raphaelite circle, which led to the formation of his decorating company, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., later Morris & Co., producing wallpapers, furniture, embroidery, ceramic tiles and stained glass. While his reputation as a poet was high, his lasting legacy has been his encouragement of what became known as the Arts and Crafts Movement, and his work as a social critic.

Flickr William Morris and Friends Group

Further reading

Albert Charles Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1974).

William Morris and the Middle Ages (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984).

Fiona MacCarthy, William Morris: a life for our time (Faber and Faber, 1994).



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  Christ with Elizabeth, John the Baptist and Zechariah Christ with Elizabeth, John the Baptist and Zechariah
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Ford Madox Brown
1866
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
east wall of the south choir aisle
  Crucifixion with the Four Evangelists Crucifixion with the Four Evangelists
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
designer: Ford Madox Brown
1868
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
south choir aisle
  Moses with St John the Baptist and St Paul Moses with St John the Baptist and St Paul
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1868
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north wall of the north aisle
  David, St Stephen and Samuel with scenes from the Gospels. David, St Stephen and Samuel with scenes from the Gospels.
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1869
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
south wall of the south aisle
  Apostles and Characters from the Book of Genesis Apostles and Characters from the Book of Genesis
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
designer: Ford Madox Brown
1869
Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
north wall of the north aisle
  St Stephen and St Peter St Stephen and St Peter
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
designer: Ford Madox Brown
about 1870
Church of St Llwchaiarn, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Powys
south wall of the nave
  St Simon    detail from    St Simon, St Peter, St Jude and Scenes from the New Testament St Simon
detail from St Simon, St Peter, St Jude and Scenes from the New Testament

firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
designer: Ford Madox Brown
1874
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north wall of the north aisle




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