Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Tapestry Room, with a view of William Morris's bedroom

The fireplace has the Turner crest sculpted in relief; panelling is hung with four of the series of mid-seventeenth century tapestries from Brussels or Antwerp, depicting the Life of Samson (Judges, 14-16); the pelmet on Morris's bed displays his poem 'For the bed at Kelmscott', composed in 1891 and embroidered by his daughter May Morris (1862-1938);

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