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May Morris (1862-1938), Designer and craftswoman; daughter of William Morris

Mary ('May') Morris

Sitter in 60 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Born on the 25 March, William and Jane's younger daughter Mary was always known as May. As an artist-craftswoman she specialised in embroidery, also designing wallpapers for Morris & Co. and taking a leading role in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Examples of her jewellery can be seen in the Victoria & Albert Museum. Active in the Socialist movement with Bernard Shaw, Eleanor Marx and Ramsay Macdonald, she was also a keen theatre-goer. May later edited her father's Collected Works, and maintained Kelmscott Manor in his memory.

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Charles Churchill

by Mary ('May') Morris, after J.S.C. Schaak
etching, (circa 1763-1764)
NPG D13927