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¶ Smith — Persian art (1876)

November 15, 2016

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Smith, R. Murdoch. Persian art. [London]: Chapman and Hall, [1876].

An art handbook issued by the South Kensington Museum. Frequently reprinted; we do not know which edition Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 705.

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¶ Descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels (1878)

November 2, 2016

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A descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman and Hall, 1878.

Illustrated. With an introductory notice by Alexander Nesbitt.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 705.

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¶ Griggs — Portfolio of . . . art (1881–91)

December 9, 2014

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Griggs, W., comp. Portfolio of . . . art. London: [South Kensington Museum], 1881–91.

A series issued periodically with slightly varying titles. Morris owned the following: Indian art (12 of 27 numbers), French art (10 of 12 numbers), Spanish art (3 of 16 numbers), Swedish art (4 of 5 numbers), and two others.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 968 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Examples of tapestry, porcelain (n.d.)

October 2, 2014

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Examples of tapestry, porcelain, &c. London: South Kensington Museum, n.d.

This appears to be not a book but a portfolio of prints (153 chromolithographs) assembled and bound by a collector—Morris, perhaps? The prints were produced by the South Kensington Museum and are on several varieties of paper. The label on the spine reads “South Kensington Examples”; there is no title-page.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1127 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £7 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Brooklyn Public Library [deaccessioned]. — Roger Coy Books (sold to Doug Nelson, 2014, for $79.19). — Doug Nelson (private collection, New Jersey).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 100.

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¶ Fortnum — Descriptive catalogue of the maiolica (1873)

August 25, 2014

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Fortnum, C. Drury E. A descriptive catalogue of the maiolica, Hispano-Moresco, Persian, Damascus, and Rhodian wares in the South Kensington Museum, with historical notes, marks, and monograms. London: Chapman & Hall, 1873.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1015 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 16s.). Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 233.

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¶ Westwood — Description of the ivories (1872)

May 9, 2014

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Westwood, J. O. A description of the ivories, ancient and mediaeval, in the South Kensington Museum. London: published for the Committee of Council on Education by Chapman & Hall, 1872.

Illustrated. With a preface by William Maskell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Fortnum — Catalogue of the maiolica (1873)

May 9, 2014

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Fortnum, C. Drury E. A descriptive catalogue of the maiolica, Hispano-Moresco, Persian, Damascus and Rhodian wares in the South Kensington Museum, with historical notices, marks and monograms. London: published for the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council in Education by Chapman & Hall, 1873.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Ancient and modern furniture and woodwork (1874)

May 9, 2014

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Ancient and modern furniture and woodwork in the South Kensington Museum. London: published for the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education by Chapman and Hall, 1874.

With an introduction by John Hungerford Pollen.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Cole — Catalogue of the collections of tapestry and embroidery (1888)

May 9, 2014

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Cole, Alan S. A descriptive catalogue of the collections of tapestry and embroidery in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and sold at the South Kensington Museum, 1888.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Catalogue of the art objects of Spanish production (1872)

May 9, 2014

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Classified and descriptive catalogue of the art objects of Spanish production in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1872.

With an introduction and notes by Juan F. Riaño.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Cole — Catalogue of the objects of Indian art (1874)

May 9, 2014

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Cole, H. H. Catalogue of the objects of Indian art exhibited in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman & Hall, 1874.

“Illustrated by woodcuts, and by a map of India showing the localities of various art industries.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ South Kensington Museum: various publications

May 9, 2014

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South Kensington Museum: various publications.

For specific titles owned by Morris, search under South Kensington Museum.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Jones — Examples of Chinese ornament (1867)

April 24, 2014

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Jones, Owen. Examples of Chinese ornament, selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections. London: S. & T. Gilbert, 1867.

100 chromolithographs.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 729 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 834.

[From the 1866 edition.]

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¶ Cole — Catalogue of the objects of Indian art (1881)

April 2, 2014

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Cole, Henry Hardy. Catalogue of the objects of Indian art exhibited in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman & Hall, 1881.

“Illustrated by woodcuts, and by a map of India showing the localities of various art industries.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1051 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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