Legend of Good Wimmen: Ariadne and Phyllida

Ariadne and Phyllida Tile Panels

William Morris Art Tiles

To give people pleasure in the things they must perforce use, that is one great office of decoration; to give people pleasure in the things they must perforce make, that is the other use of it. Does not our subject look important enough now? I say that without these arts, our rest would be vacant and uninteresting, our labour mere endurance, mere wearing away of body and mind. ~William Morris, The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress

What is interesting about these Edward Burne-Jones tiles from the second series of Chaucer's Legend of Good Wimmen is that these tiles were taken directly from stained glass designs. Probably painted by Burne-Jones himself, they were installed as flanking fireplace tiles.

Characters from mythology were a popular subject for Morris and his Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries. Many of the Burne-Jones tile designs were later implemented as stained glass. The Legend of Good Wimmen series was first implemented as tile.

Application: These tiles are suitable for interior use and can be installed on walls, backsplashes, showers, and fireplace surrounds.

Both 6 and 8 inch tiles are available.

    Title: Edward Burne-Jones: Ariadne and Phyllida from The Legend of Good Wimmen, second series

    Panels: 6 tiles in two three-tile vertical panels

    Tile: Ceramic

    Size: 6 inch (15.24 cm) square tiles

    Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

    Colors: Can be modified slightly. See How to Order Tile.

    Availability: Can usually be shipped in about a week.

    Ariadne and Phyllida Pricing

    Six Inch Tile Panel: $370 / $690 (two panels)

    Marble (6 inch only): $460 / $880 (two panels)