International studio — 36.1908/​1909(1909)

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The exception referred to was a tapestry from
Morris's own design. It is sometimes spoken of
as though Morris himseif named
it 71%^ 07Tf/%a7*<V. It comprises four hgures
hoiding between them an outstretched scroH, with
Morris's verses, "'A/z'iA/ <%?7^% 772^<z</ ....
7<? &," inscribed upon it. The hieratic character
of the hgures, robed in albs, stoles and copes,
shows them to have been intended, in the hrst
instance, for a dehnitely ecclesiastical purpose.
They were, in fact, designed for, and carried out
as, a painted frieze in the nave of Jesus College
Chapel, Cambridge. The hgures had to be en-
larged somewhat to adapt them to the scale of
the tapestry, but otherwise are identical in outline
with the earlier work. The 6?7V/%<27-<? tapestry,
hnished in time to be shown at the exhibition of
the Arts and Crafts Society at the end of 1893,
was subsequently acquired, with another, entitled
^477y<?A' /<3Mi%27?/M in 1898, for the Victoria and
Albert Museum. The last-named is an adaptation

of the cartoon for a painted window, designed in
1878, for the south quire aisle in Salisbury
Cathedral. Another cartoon, of ZkrwV ^fM'77^*
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designed originally for a window in Trinity Church,
Boston, U.S.A., was recently executed in tapestry,
with remarkably successful effect, for an Australian
order.
Four details are also given from the " Holy
Grail " series of tapestries, a favourite one, whereof
different sections have several times been made in
replica. Three such pieces, execnted for Mr.
Laurence Hodson, of Wolverhampton, were sold
a year or two ago at Christie's, and have since
been acquired for the Birmingham Corporation
Art Gallery. Others again were made for the late
Mr. McCulIoch's house in Queen's Gate.
Another subject, 7%; .S7<z7* <7 -/?<7//%<M<;772,
originally designed for a tapestry hanging at
Exeter CoIIege Chapel, Oxford, has also been re-
peated more than once. A replica of it, enriched


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DBSIGNED BY SIR EDWARD BURNE-JONES
EXECUTED BY MORRtS & COMFANY, LTD.
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"THE FAILURE OF SIR GAWAINE
("HOLY GRAIL" SERIES)
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