About the Artist
William Morris (1834–1896) was a British designer and writer associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Arts and Crafts movement. Inspired by the medieval past, Morris established a decorative arts firm in 1861 with partners Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and Edward Burne-Jones that aimed to erase the distinction between the fine and applied arts. In 1875 Morris reorganized the company under his sole direction as Morris & Co. The firm produced tiles, furniture, embroidery, stained glass, printed and woven textiles, carpets, and tapestries for both ecclesiastical and domestic interiors. In the last decade of his life, Morris founded the Kelmscott Press for the production of high-quality, hand-printed books.
Edward Burne-Jones, a founding partner in the company that would become Morris & Co., originally designed Praising Angel in 1878 for the Salisbury Cathedral. It was so popular, however, that the design was reused several times. This self-cling window decoration features a 1902 version from a series of eight windows made for a house in Kensington, now housed in the William Morris Gallery. Easy to apply, fully repositionable, and residue free.
- Designed and made in Britain