Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Red House Find

The National Trust has discovered a Pre-Raphaelite wall painting measuring 6ft by 8ft in a bedroom at Red House in Bexleyheath, Kent, where William Morris lived between 1860 and 1865 (CLICK). It had been hidden behind a fitted wardrobe and covered with wallpaper, leaving only two indistinct figures visible. Morris and his wife Jane were regularly visited by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his wife Elizabeth Siddal, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown. They helped decorate the Morris's new home. Experts think they all contributed to the wall painting, which is in a poor state of repair.


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