Evelyn and William De Morgan: A Marriage of Arts & Crafts (2022)


ISBN: 9780300259681
Artist(s): Evelyn and William De Morgan
Author(s): Edited by Margaretta S. Frederick
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: 99 colour and black and white illustrations

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With a partnership spanning two centuries, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Evelyn (1855–1919) and Arts and Crafts potter and author William De Morgan (1839–1917) influenced several significant art movements in nineteenth-century Britain. Despite this, their impact has been relatively overlooked in comparison with their better-known contemporaries. Evelyn & William De Morgan is the first major publication devoted to the work of either artist and their unique relationship. It draws out each artist’s individuality while providing a comprehensive view of the expanded cultural milieu in which they functioned, not least with regard to new attitudes towards Victorian marriage as a working partnership.

The fully illustrated publication features numerous contributions which explore the reach of the De Morgans’ partnership, their political and spiritual interests, and their immersion within several influential cultural circles of the day, including Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, and Aesthetic Movement groups. The book presents a lively and multifaceted account of the De Morgans and their creative partnership.


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