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Morris’s Successor: John Henry Dearle (1859-1932) – The William Morris Society

Until 17 December

Exhibition exploring the talents of William Morris’s successor: John Henry Dearle

An exhibition at The William Morris Society in Hammersmith explores the talents of designer John Henry Dearle (1859-1932), William Morris’s apprentice and successor at Morris & Co.

Although Dearle’s beautiful designs, such as Golden Lily, are well known to the public his name is not and he is a somewhat neglected figure often lost in the shadow of Morris. The William Morris Society is seeking to redress this situation by mounting the first exhibition to focus solely on Dearle’s life, talents, and considerable achievements.

During his 54-year career with the Morris & Co. Dearle’s natural aptitude for design, hard work, and congenial personality, saw him rise from a shop assistant in the Oxford Street showroom to a partner and Artistic Director of the firm.

Dearle designed over 30 patterns for wallpaper and 40 for textiles as well as carpets and stained glass. In the late 1880s and ’90s, when Morris became increasingly interested in political activities and book printing, it was Dearle he trusted as principal advisor to the firm’s customers and as Chief Designer and head of the firm’s workshops at Merton Abbey.

The free exhibition Morris’s Successor: John Henry Dearle (1859-1932) runs until 17 December 2023 rightly placing Dearle in the spotlight, examining his extraordinary and lengthy career at Morris & Co. and his relationship with William Morris. Objects from the Society’s collection include woven tapestries, embroideries, printed fabrics and wallpapers.

When

Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, until 17 December

Tickets

Free admission. For more information visit williammorrissociety.org

Venue

William Morris Museum
The William Morris Society, Kelmscott House
26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith W6 9TA United Kingdom
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Until 17 December

Venue

William Morris Museum
The William Morris Society, Kelmscott House
26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith W6 9TA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Other

Custom Date
Until 17 December