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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours
Feb 4 - May 31, 2021 

From a sketch on the back of an envelope to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, our upcoming exhibition offers an opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that made up this movement – as well as the intimate and often complex friendships and love affairs between them.


Kelmscott House
A Place in Pattern: Islamic Art and Its Influence in British Arts & Crafts 
Online Exhibition 

Iznik Border Tile Design, pencil and watercolour on paper
William Morris Society Collection

William Morris’s designs feature striking similarities with those seen on Islamic artefacts, most notably the use of symmetry and floral motifs. Morris’s many designs were developed with a similar purpose to those of Islamic art, designs that could be applied to almost any surface- in Morris’s case curtains, cushions, ceramics and most famously wallpapers.

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