A working drawing for a wallpaper pattern, this lively design features swirling leaves and branches, large orange chrysanthemum heads and small pink flowers. The design is worked in bodycolour in warm, tropical colours including pinks, oranges, greens, blues and browns.


  • Title: Wallpaper design, chrysanthemum flowers on floral background
  • Creator: Century Guild, Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
  • Date Created: c.1880s
  • Type: design
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Physical Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 cm
  • Object Number: A104
  • Medium: bodycolour on paper
  • Credit line: Mackmurdo bequest, 1942

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