Rose and olive cushion cover

Cushion Cover by Lily Yeats © The Estate of Jack B. Yeats / DACS 2010

Rose and olive cushion cover  by Lily Yeats


Yeats Archive, presented by Anne Yeats, 1996

Cushion cover with a rose and olive motif, designed by William Morris and executed by Lily Yeats (1866–1949).  In 1902, Elizabeth and her sister Lily Yeats joined Evelyn Gleeson in establishing a craft studio in Dublin called Dun Emer. This specialized in printing and other crafts.  While living in London Elizabeth Yeats had been part of the circle of William Morris and had been inspired by his printing work.