William Morris – Embroidered panel, 1899-1908

William Morris and John H. Dearle

Embroidered panel, 1899-1908

Silk embroidered on cotton or linen
Worked by Ann Darroch, Scotland, UK
h. 164,6 cm - w. 83,4 cm

MARKS : Inscribed on brass label 'Worked and early designed by Ann Darroch, wife of Duncan Darroch of Gourock and Torridon. Begun October 1899 Finished 1908'.

PROVENANCE : Duncan and Ann Darroch, Torridon House, Achnasheen, Scotland, UK - British art market, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk - Paul Reeves, London, 2019.

SIMILAR PIECES : A related embroidered screen of similar style by John Dearle, illustrated in a 1910 Morris & Co. catalogue, is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (CIRC.848-1956).