Monday, 29 May 2017

A visit to Kelmscott Manor: William Morris’ house

William Morris (1834-1896) was the father of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Kelmscott Manor, a seventeenth-century house, is located in the Cotswolds, not far from Lechlade on Thames. William Morris lived there with his family until the end of his life and is buried in the nearby church. He signed a joint lease for the property with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the Pre-Raphaelite artists.

The house contains works by Morris, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and others. 

The Green Room, the Morris' sitting room. 

The settle (1860) was originally made for Red House at Bexleyheath

Engravings by Burne-Jones

Dante Gabriel Rossetti used the Tapestry Room as bedroom and studio.


The wallpaper in the bedroom is a design by William Morris

Morris' fabrics are also in most of the rooms.

Penelope – Wall hanging designed by William Morris and worked y Bessie Burden.

Blue Silk Dress (Jane Morris) – Oil painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)

The photographs are not the best because of the reflection coming from the nearby window. You can visit the site ART UK.

William Morris on his deathbed – Pencil drawing by Charles Fairfax Murray

practical details for your visit

Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott, Lechlade GL7 3HJ
United Kingdm