William Morris Society talk
William Morris and Red House
2.15pm, Saturday 21 April
The William Morris Society, The Coach House, Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith W6 9TA.
Red House was the only house commissioned by William Morris and the first independent architectural work of his close friend and collaborator, Philip Webb. For five intense years from 1860-65, it was a place of happy family life, loyal friendship and good humoured competition as they decorated and furnished the house and designed the garden. Drawing on recent research Tessa Wild will explore this critical chapter in Morris’s design history and the way in which Webb, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and their circle collaborated on the project.
Tessa Wild is a curator and writer specialising in the nineteenth century. She was curator of Red House from its acquisition by the National Trust in 2003 until 2015, during which time she led a major research programme on the house and garden. She is a trustee of the Emery Walker Trust and author of William Morris and his Palace of Art – Architecture, Interiors and Design at Red House.
Tickets: William Morris Society members £10 / Non-members £12.00 / Students £5.00