William Morris was a great designer and prolific writer. He was offered the title of Poet Laureate but refused it, leaving the post open to Tennyson.
The inspiration for William Morris' best loved Strawberry Thief design came while he watched thrushes stealing the strawberries from his garden at Kelmscott Manor. Despite his frustrations at losing his fruit, rumor has it that Morris ordered that the birds be left to eat in peace.
CANVAS: 14#/in Zweigart Antique Mono De Luxe, 22x26" (56x66cm)