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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William Morris (designer)

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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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Sir Edward John Poynter

Sir Edward John Poynter

History painter.  Born Paris but brought up in England.  Director of the National Gallery and President of the Royal Academy.  Died at his house and studio, 70 Addison Road, Kensington.

Person, Art

1 memorial
Peter Blake

Peter Blake

Artist. Born Peter Thomas Blake in Dartford. During the 1950s he became one of the best known pop-artists. His best known work is probably the cover of The Beatles album 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Frederic George Stephens

Frederic George Stephens

Born 10th October 1827, Walworth. Art critic and historian. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1844 where he met Millais and Holman Hunt with whom he joined to found the Pre-Raphaelite Broth...

Person, Art, History, Journalism / Publishing

1 memorial
Carmody and Groarke

Carmody and Groarke

Architectural practice of Kevin Carmody (from Melbourne) and Andrew Groarke (from Manchester), formed in 2005.

Group, Architecture, Art, Australia

2 memorials