William Morris

Guinevere and Iseult: Cartoon for Stained Glass

1862

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
William Morris 1834–1896
Medium
Chalk, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 685 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Reference
N05222

Display caption

In 1862 the Bradford merchant Walter Dunlop commissioned a series of stained glass windows from Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company. The resulting set of thirteen windows illustrated the story of Tristram and Iseult and was installed in Dunlop's home, Harden Grange, near Bingley in Yorkshire. This is one of four subjects that Morris made for the commission. Studies for two of the designs Burne-Jones contributed are included in the exhibition. The other artists involved were Madox Brown, Rossetti, Arthur Hughes and Val Prinsep. The thirteen stained glass windows can now be found in Bradford City Art Gallery.

Gallery label, July 1993