Artist Paul Noonan has been kind and generous enough to share his personal photos of his trip to Red House four years ago. Thank you, Paul, for sharing with us! I encourage you all to visit his website, http://www.portr8s.com. He has a gift for portraiture and has been greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Please don’t allow yourself to miss this page of his site which features his own copy of Rossetti’s Proserpine.
Paul says, “I was lucky to be the only person in the garden on a warm August afternoon! I couldn’t take pictures inside the house as they wouldn’t be permitted but taking them in the gardens was fine. Here’s a link to a website showing interior shots:”http://www.rebs.demon.co.uk/InteriorFrameset-17.html
In 1860 Morris commissioned Philip Webb to designed Morris’s famous Red House in South London: Morris and his friends and acquaintances decorated the house themselves in properly mediaeval fashion, building all the furnishings, designing stained glass windows, painting murals, and weaving tapestries, designing textiles, and discovered that they enjoyed it. After Red House had been completed in 1861, the parties involved decided to found Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company: other founder-members included Ford Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, and Webb. (source: Victorian Web)