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There are so many incredible museums in London in which I could spend days, and have! One such is the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is the world's leading museum dedicated to — and filled with — art and design — from past to present.
As William Morris was considered the father of the Arts and Craft Movement, it is no surprise that his work is featured and very popular at the V&A.
Each of these 100 unique, high-quality postcards show different motifs by Morris and his company, offering a perfect introduction to the Victoria and Albert's extensive collection, as well as a great way to enjoy and share his beautiful and timeless designs.
Presented in a colorful presentation box, the V&A William Morris Collection includes postcards with Morris' wallpaper, textile and tile designs, and it makes a great gift for you or someone else. These work-of-art postcards will be welcomed and enjoyed by each lucky recipient!
Boxed set of 100 unique, colorful postcards of William Morris designs. (The images in the pictures to the left are only a sample of the 100 designs)
Dimensions: 6.5"in. H x 2"in D x 4.75"in
ABOUT WILLIAM MORRIS
William Morris (1834-96), father of the Arts and Crafts movement, was one of the most important artistic and literary figures of the nineteenth century. His pattern designs reveal a love of wild flowers, plants and birds and a fascination with medieval culture.
Textile designer, writer and social pioneer, William Morris and his work have long been associated with the V&A. In 1865, his company was commissioned to design the West Dining Room at the museum, which features early examples of a number of the organic patterns that would make his name.
Born in Walthamstow in 1836, Morris was captivated by nature from childhood, spending much of his time exploring Epping Forest and the surrounding countryside. These themes informed much of his textile design, and his mastery of pattern ensured an enduring appeal.
ABOUT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
The V&A — which was established in 1852 by the progressive Queen Victoria and Prince Albert — is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of more than 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.
The museum holds many of the United Kingdom's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance. The V&A also hosts diverse, vibrant exhibitions that bring the past, present and future up close and personal.
A beautiful gift and a rich trove of inspiration, this V&A William Morris: 100 Postcards Collection truly is the perfect introduction to the Morris design collection at one of the world's greatest museums.
It's almost like a lovely stroll through the V&A wrapped in a box. We love offering these works of art in our shop, and we hope to bring you more from the V&A n the future!
Collections: IMAGINE, LEARN, CREATE & PLAY!, TELLYSPOTTING