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Mr. Morris reading poems to Mr. Burne Jones (pen & ink on paper) Featured William Morris Print

Mr. Morris reading poems to Mr. Burne Jones (pen & ink on paper)

XJF416518 Mr. Morris reading poems to Mr. Burne Jones (pen & ink on paper) by Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-98); Private Collection; (add.info.: William Morris (1834-98) English designer and poet; Morris is shown behind a desk reading out his poems as Burne-Jones sits dozing on a chair;); English, out of copyright

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Victorian Wallpaper - in popular emerald green - which contained poisonous arsenic Featured William Morris Print

Victorian Wallpaper - in popular emerald green - which contained poisonous arsenic

Victorian Wallpaper - in popular emerald green - which contained poisonous arsenic. William Morris, famed for his wallpaper designs, was the son of the owner of the largest arsenic producing company in the country. He was sceptical that arsenic was bad for you and held that because he had arsenical wallpaper in his home (and wasn't sick) it had to be something else! Morris did however stop using arsenic in their papers as the result of public pressure, newspaper reports and a general idea that arsenic was toxic, not just when ingested. Date: 19th century

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The Artists' Rifles in Camp, 1884 Featured William Morris Print

The Artists' Rifles in Camp, 1884

The Artists' Rifles in Camp, 1884.Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left 'Godfrey Merry 1884', by Godfrey Pitney Merry, (fl 1883-1915), 1884.In August 1884 the 20th Middlesex (Artists') Rifle Volunteers held their camp at Aldershot. Attendance at these summer camps was voluntary and usually not very well attended, while the long Easter weekend camp was much more popular. Here the volunteers are shown preparing for drill. Some are almost ready, equipped with blanket rolls and Snider rifles, while the soldier buying fish still needs to change his fashionable, but non-regulation, two-tone shoes.Following the formation in 1859 of the Volunteer Force for national defence, the regiment was raised in 1860 as the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers. It was so-named as it was mainly composed of painters, sculptors, engravers, musicians, architects and actors. One of the first officers was Frederick (later Lord) Leighton, who was subsequently both Honorary Colonel of the regiment and President of the Royal Academy of Arts. Other famous volunteers include John Everett Millais, William Morris and Holman Hunt.In 1880 the regiment was renumbered the 20th Middlesex (Artists') Rifle Volunteers. The following year it became a volunteer battalion of the Rifle Brigade. In 1908 it changed to the 28th (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment (Artists? Rifles). Following a number of redesignations, in 1950 the unit became 21st Regiment Special Air Service (TA), the territorial unit of the SAS. Date: 1884

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