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William Morris and his Palace of Art

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William Morris Birthday Lecture

Architecture, Interiors and Design at Red House

a talk by Tessa Wild: Red House is the only house commissioned by William Morris and the first independent architectural work of his close friend, Philip Webb. Morris moved there as a young man of 26, with an independent income and a head brimming with ideas and the persistent question of 'how best to live? Red House, together with its Pre-Raphaelite garden, stands as the physical embodiment of his exuberant spirit, youthful ambition, passionate medievalism, creativity and great sense of possibility. This talk will re-consider the inspiration it provided for the founding of 'the Firm' of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (later Morris & Co.), in 1861, and the vital collaboration of Webb, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and their intimate circle in realising Morris's dream for his house.

Tessa Wild is a curator and writer specialising in the nineteenth century. She was curator of Red House from its acquisition by the National Trust in 2003 until 2015, during which time she led a major research programme on the house.

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