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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Stanley Hallam Rothwell

Stanley Hallam Rothwell

Body builder and artists' model who posed for a number of statues on display in London. Rothwell was brought to our attention by Broderick D.V. Chow in this Londonist article. This, together with ...

Person, Art, Artists' Model, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Valentine Cameron Prinsep

Valentine Cameron Prinsep

Born Calcutta, India. Artist and writer. His father was a civil servant in India and the family moved to England on his retirement. A minor figure in the Pre-Raphaelites, although he exhibited regu...

Person, Art, Literature, India

1 memorial
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
Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens

Artist and diplomat. Born in Siegen, Westphalia (modern day Germany). He studied art in Antwerp and Venice, and entered the service of Vincenzo Gonzago, Duke of Mantua, where he began a parallel ca...

Person, Art, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous, Belgium, Germany, Italy

2 memorials
Robert Gordon McHarg III

Robert Gordon McHarg III

Opened the Subway Gallery in 2006.

Person, Art, Museums / Libraries, Canada

1 memorial