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Wall-hanging: T.1-1979

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Current Location: In storage


Designer: Morris, William
Embroiderer: Godman, Ada Phoebe




Wall hanging of linen twill, 'Artichoke' pattern embroidered in crewel wools in shades of cream, beige, pale, medium and dark brown, yellowish-brown, pale yellow, salmon pink, pale, medium and dark rose pink, pale, medium and dark green, pale medium and dark Prussian blue, pale blue, grey, and white with Artichoke design incorporating stylized artichokes, other flowers, and foliage. The borders are of oblique stripes, and the lower edge is fringed.


History note: Mrs Ada Phoebe Godman; by descent to Air Commodore Godman, 1952; with the Fine Art Society in association with Haslam & Whiteway, from whom purchased by the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Purchased with the Adnitt, Marlay, University Purchase, and Webb Funds, and Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria & Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 213.5 cm
Width: 983.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Northallerton ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1979-06-04) by Haslam & Whiteway Fine Art Society


19th Century, Late#
Circa 1875 CE - Circa 1899 CE


The design of 1877 entitled 'Mrs Godman. Design for embroidered hanging (artichoke design)' is in the Victoria & Albert Museum (65-1898). This hanging and the other pieces which covered the walls of the room were worked by Mrs Godman over about twenty-five years. It was not an exclusive design. Margaret Bale embroidered the similar motifs for a room at Standen House, Sussex,

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Embroidery composed of wool ( crewel wools incream, beige, lpale, medium and dark brown, yellowish-brown, pale yellow, salmon pink, pale, medium and dark rose pink, pale, medium and dark green, pale medium and dark Prussian blue, pale blue, grey, and white)
Hanging composed of linen

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1979
Primary reference Number: 118384
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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