Society to visit Red House, Bexleyheath, 27th September

The Pre-Raphaelite Society will be visiting Red House in Bexleyheath on the 27th September. Red House is the only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris. It was designed by Morris and the architect Philip Webb in 1859, and is of major architectural and social significance. It gives us a unique view of Morris’s early designs and decorative schemes. Red House became the centre for Morris’s circle of friends and it was here that the idea of ‘The Firm’ – Morris, Marshall, Faulkner – for Morris and Company, was conceived.

Major conservation work has uncovered an entire wall painting believed to be by William Morris and friends. This along with other decorative discoveries, furniture designed by William Morris and Philip Webb and stained glass and paintings by Edward Burne-Jones, provides us with a unique glimpse into the lives of William Morris, other Pre-Raphaelite artists and their families.

For further details relating to the event mentioned above please email info@Pre‑Raphaelitesociety.org.

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  1. Sorry I can’t join you this time. I was at Red House in the summer, participating in a Craft Fair. I did get time to look round the house!! The garden is beautiful too.

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