Saturday, 14 September 2013

The other William Morris


Poor William T Morris! Despite being a fine stained-glass designer - as witness these panels in High Offley Church - he is almost forgotten.

He had the misfortune to have the same name as the famous nineteenth century artist William Morris, (whose own stained glass products are admittedly wonderful), so he gets 'lost' in all the stuff about the more well-known man.
He also worked for Morris & Co, so, once again, his name gets swamped.  He doesn't even get a reference on Wikipedia.

The glass you see was put up in High Offley in the 1940s.

1 comment:

  1. The other William Morris is buried here
    http://graveplace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/kelmscott.html
    Great looking stained glass

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