Flemish Tapestry Wall Hanging Morris & Co. Woven by John Martin and Gordon Berry, Morris & Co, Merton Abbey in 1912, this tapestry was inspired by a quotation from Schiller's 1796 poem,'Wurde der Frauen' (Women's Worth) which appears in the upper border:'honour the women, they broid and weave heavenly roses into earthly life'. Below the figures are labelled left to right: Courage, Caring, Love, Wisdom and Fidelity.
The original hangs in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Inscribed with German lettering form Friedrich von Schillers Wurde der Frauen (Womans Worth) of 1796, a translation reads: Honour to the Women who braid and weave heavenly roses into earthly life.
Figures from left to right: Courage, Faith, Madonna/Love, Wisdom & Fidelity. One of the last to be completed before the tapestry weaving section at Merton Abbey closed down as war approached, it was woven by B.
John Martin, who had been with the firm from the very beginning. Assisted by Berry they followed a full-scale cartoon painted by Marianne in tempera. This is the original work for that tapestry. The border has been changed, as witnessed by the reproduction of the cartoon in The Studio of 1914. The tapestry was exhibited at the Arts and Crafts Exhibiting Society, tenth exhibition, at the Grosvenor Gallery form November 1912 until January 1913, then in the British Arts and Crafts Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition, Ghent in 1913, whose contents travelled on to Paris in 1914.
St John Hornby was the Societys treasurer and May Morris was a member of the hanging and selection committee. The item "Ehret die Frauen, Morris & Co 1912, antique wall hanging tapestry 142 x 205cm" is in sale since Sunday, August 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Tapestries". The seller is "plutos*1" and is located in London, London.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine.