Person    | Male  Born 24/3/1834  Died 3/10/1896

William Morris (designer)

Designer, author and visionary socialist. Born Elm House, Walthamstow, Essex. The family moved to Woodford Hall in 1840 and to Water House in 1848. He moved in with his friend Edward Burne-Jones first at 1 Upper Gordon Street and then at 17 Red Lion Square. Here he and Burne-Jones joined DG Rossetti in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. With Burne-Jones and others formed the decorating firm Morris & Co. His wife, Jane, became a semi-invalid but still managed two major affairs, one with Rossetti, who lived with the Morrises for a time in a ménage à trois at William's much-loved home at Kelmscott Manor near Lechdale. Her other affair was with Blunt. Co-founder of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Died at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith. Buried at Kelmscott church, Lechdale.

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William Morris (designer)

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Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones

What a delight - a quality plaque that isn't round and blue.

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The Red House

Red House, built in 1859 - 60 by Philip Webb, architect, for William Morris, ...

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Walthamstow Strawberry tree

There is an identical plaque on the side wall of the care home.

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William Morris and Edward Lloyd

William Morris, 1834 - 1896, lived here, 1848 - 1856. Edward Lloyd, publisher...

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Alfred Linnell

Since we don't normally collect gravestone we are no experts on them but this...

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Hammersmith Socialists

The inscription is a quote from William Morris's 1890 "News from Nowhere", in...

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Paul Sandby

Paul Sandby

Water-colour painter. Probably born in Nottingham.  1742 joined the Ordnance office at the Tower of London as a military draughtsman.   Engaged for 5 years in the military survey of Scotland.  Back...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Society of Industrial Artists and Designers

Society of Industrial Artists and Designers

First conceived during 1929 as the Society of Industrial Artists with an inaugural meeting at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Fleet Street, 1930. 1960 - changed name to the Society of Industrial Artists and ...

Group, Art, Industry

1 memorial
Central School of Arts & Crafts

Central School of Arts & Crafts

Inspired by the School of Handicraft, this college, founded by William Lethaby, merged with St Martin's School of Art, founded in 1854, to form Central St Martins in 1989. Other colleges have merge...

Group, Art, Education

1 memorial
Spencer Gore

Spencer Gore

Spencer Frederick Gore, painter. Born Epsom, Surrey, son of the sportsman also called Spencer Gore. Clearly a clubable man he was a member of the New English Art Club, founding member of the Fitzro...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Julia Clara Pitt Byrne, née Busk

Julia Clara Pitt Byrne, née Busk

Writer and illustrator.  1842 married William Pitt Byrne and, when the time came, designed his memorial.  Died at home, 16 Montagu Street.

Person, Art, Literature

1 memorial