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Title :

Symbolism and politics in Morris & Co. tapestries from Melsetter House, Orkney

Author :
CARRUTHERS, Annette ;
Publication year :
2005
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers the original display of the Morris & Co. textiles at Melsetter House ca.1902, allowing an understanding of their original luxurious effect and the message woven into their design, which relates to the aspirations, political and otherwise, of the owners of the house, Thomas and Theodosia Middlemore. Makes connections between the Holy Grail subject matter of a number of notable tapestries and Middlemore's politics (Liberal Unionist) and his faith; also relates symbolism of a quest to the building and stewardship of the house and land. Several of the finest tapestries are now in the collections of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. (4 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Arthur, roi ; Birmingham (GBR), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; London (GBR), Victoria and Albert Museum ; Melsetter (GBR), Melsetter House ; Middlemore, Theodosia Anderson, n.1861 ; Middlemore, Thomas, 1842-1923 ; Morris & Company (designers), London (GBR) ; Politique ; Religion ; Saint-Graal ; Symbolisme ; Tapisserie ; Textiles ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Arthur, king ; Birmingham (GBR), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ; Great Britain ; Holy Grail ; Iconography ; London (GBR), Victoria and Albert Museum ; Melsetter (GBR), Melsetter House ; Middlemore, Theodosia Anderson, b.1861 ; Middlemore, Thomas, 1842-1923 ; Morris & Company (design firm), London (GBR) ; Politics ; Religion ; Symbolism ; Tapestry ; Textiles ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Burlington magazine, 2005, 147, 1227, June
INIST identifier :
24806526 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0007-6287 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Burlington Magazine, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;