Compton was originally commissioned for Mr Lawrence Hodson's Compton Hall, Wolverhampton in which William Morris was redesigning the interior in 1896. This was the last print Morris saw designed before his death that same year; his physician gave his cause of death of, “simply being William Morris, and having done more work than most ten men.”
Compton' was designed by John Henry Dearle in 1895 specially for Compton Hall in Wolverhampton. The original design required two sets of wood blocks to print all 28 colours owing to the large vertical repeating pattern but has since been scaled down and adapted for a wider audience
Our products are both printed and manufactured in the UK, are licensed designs by William Morris, and are printed both size and colour-wise to our own specifications to best suit our products. If you'd like a sample of Compton to see before you buy - please contact us!