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Major Arts & Crafts collection at auction

19 February 2013Written by ATG Reporter

Works of art, tapestries, jewellery and books from the collection of Laurence William Hodson (1864-1933), an art collector and patron to William Morris and other leading artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement, are to be offered across three sales at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions.

The first of these will take place on February 27 at Dreweatts' saleroom in Donnington Priory, Newbury, and includes four watercolour and pencil drawings by Phillip Webb (1831-1915).

Made for the Morris & Co tapestry The Forest, woven in 1887 at Merton Abbey, they were included in the V&A's William Morris centenary exhibition in 1934.

The hare, pictured here, measures 2ft 10in x 22½in (87 x 57cm) and is estimated at £4000-6000.

Contact: 01635 553553.

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