'Chrysanthemum' is an intricate wallpaper design of pom-pom blooms and calligraphic foliage, underpinned by a subtle geometry. The lower portion of the drawing reveals how William Morris drew in pencil over a grid before adding watercolour, facilitating the repetition and transfer of elements by hand within the design.


  • Title: Design for 'Chrysanthemum' wallpaper
  • Creator: William Morris
  • Date Created: 1877
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Type: design
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Physical Dimensions: 101.6 x 67.3 cm
  • Object Number: A33
  • Medium: pencil and watercolour on paper

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