Unfinished Design for the Pigskin Binding of the Kelmscott Chaucer
Graphite pencil, brown chalk, black ink, white opaque watercolor, on paper.
18 1/2 x 11 15/16 inches (470 x 303 mm)
Gift of Mr. John M. Crawford, Jr.
Inscribed in black ink by Sir Sydney C. Cockerell at lower center edge: "Unfinished design by William Morris / for the binding of the Kelmscott Press Chaucer".
Sir Sydney C. Cockerell; John M. Crawford, Jr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 278.
William Morris and the Art of the Book, exhibition catalogue by Paul Needham, Joseph Dunlap, and John Dreyfus, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1976, no. 100B, pl. cxi.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, former owner.
Crawford, John M., former owner.
Binding design for (work): Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Works. 1896.