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

Drawing With Light: Photographs from The William Morris Society Collection

August 30, 2018 – April 4, 2019 at The Coach House, Kelmscott House

Our new exhibition in the Coach House brings together for the first time original photographic reproductions and digital prints taken from glass lantern slides. In curating this exhibition, Drawing with Light: Photographs from the William Morris Society Collection, Helen Elletson has revealed the importance of photography within the Arts and Crafts movement with carefully selected narratives and images of key individuals and places.

The exhibition focuses on four photographers, all passionate about their craft, from recognised names such as Emery Walker (1851-1933) and the renowned photographer Frederick Hollyer (1838-1933), to the lesser known but no less important figures of John Robert Parsons (1826-1909) and Arthur Halcrow Verstage (1875-1969). It  features previously unseen images of William Morris, his family and his homes, as well as Morris & Co. art works, including paintings and tapestries designed by Burne-Jones for Morris & Co. and tapestry panels designed by Morris himself and John Henry Dearle.

The exhibition opens on 30th August. Please note that to allow for installation there will be no access to the Coach House on Thursday 23rd August and a reduced display on Saturday 25th August.

William Morris photographed by Emery Walker, 1889

PRESS RELEASE Drawing with Light August 2018