Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
A Rosetti sketch from an album that belonged to Jane, that to my mind rather resembles her despite supposing to be a classical statue. On the sketch DGR has written :
PS. It also strikes me as possible that/Ned may have heard from you I wanted it/and [suit?] it" and dated in another hand: "20.9.78"
This is from an album owned by Jane (that went to May and was left to the British Museum) of early sketches by Philip Burne-Jones who was good friends with May and Jenny. Was this done for them ?
Children bowing before a dressed up pig, illustration to a rhyme, from an album of 60 caricature drawings
Inscription Content: Signed with initials and inscribed with rhyme: "If a pig wore a wig/What could we say ..."
May was born at the Red House on the 25th March 1862, the feast of the Annunciation. Neither of her parents, Jane and William Morris were religious but she was given the name Mary quickly abbreviated to May, possibly because Mary was the generic name given to house maids.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The bedspread in the guest room at Standen is a brilliantly preserved piece by William's daughter, May Morris, which was recently discovered after having spent the 20th century hidden away in a trunk. Courtesy the National Trust, Standen.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Beautiful Necessity
Friday, November 2, 2012
Tony Pinkney's blog has a review of Jane's letters
but what pleased me was Wendy Parkins comment that her new book on Jane is now scheduled for 2013