Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest figures of the Victorian age

CURRENT Exhibition: Morris’s Successor: John Henry Dearle

April 13, 2023 – December 17, 2023 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 2-5pm at The William Morris Society, Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

The Society is excited to announce the first exhibition focusing solely on the work of John Henry Dearle (1859-1932), Morris’s apprentice and successor in the role of Artistic Director at Morris & Co. A talented artist, pivotal to the success of Morris & Co, Dearle is still a neglected figure often lost in the shadow of his mentor Morris. This exhibition will examine Dearle’s extraordinary 54-year career at Morris & Co, his relationship with Morris and the contribution he made to the development of the English interior in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Objects from the Society’s collection, including tapestries, embroideries, printed fabrics and wallpapers, will feature in this exhibition showcasing Dearle’s unique artistic talent.