The Parables from the Gospels
Date: c. 1903
Medium: Embroidered velvet book binding and book containing ten original wood engravings
Dimensions: 8 5/8 × 6 × 3/4 in. (21.9 × 15.2 × 1.9 cm)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2016
Object Number: 2016-24
About: The celebration of literature stimulated by the Pre-Raphaelites’ literary interests encompassed all aspects of “the book,” including illustration, typeface, and cover design. In this example, embroidery is used as a medium for the creation of the cover of a collection of biblical parables. Little if any information survives pertaining to the embroideress, Annie Morris. We do know she was not related to William Morris.
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