The Emery Walker Trust

The Emery Walker Trust Welcome to 7 Hammersmith Terrace, the former home of Emery Walker and the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in Britain.
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7HT is currently closed to visitors until 2017 so that we can undertake refurbishment and building works as part of our Arts and Crafts Hammersmith project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The works commenced in early spring 2016 and the restored house will re-open for visitors in early 2017. Bookings will be taken in advance from late 2016. No. 7 Hammersmith Terrace is the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in Britain and the former home of Emery Walker; typographer, antiquary and friend and mentor to William Morris. The sober Georgian exterior of our tall terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith, west London, hides a secret; its interior is an Arts & Crafts gem, with the decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of the printer Emery Walker who lived here from 1903-1933. As you enter 7 Hammersmith Terrace you will discover wallpapers and carpets by William Morris, furniture and glassware by Philip Webb and embroidery by May Morris. This is to name but a few of the protagonists who, through their close friendships with Emery Walker, have helped to create the lively and beautiful interiors you can still experience today. To learn more about our exciting project and the long term plans to preserve this precious interior then please visit:https://www.facebook.com/ArtsCraftsHammersmith/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Today is #NationalBiscuitDay! Have a peek inside Dorothy Walker's 1937 recipe book. 🍪If you're feeling inspired, we sugg...
29/05/2020

Today is #NationalBiscuitDay! Have a peek inside Dorothy Walker's 1937 recipe book. 🍪

If you're feeling inspired, we suggest making a batch of custard creams (a #biscuit that dates to the early 20th c.). Baking With Granny has a fantastic recipe, that our curator can personally vouch for! Link below.

https://bakingwithgranny.co.uk/recipe/custard-creams/

#biscuitday
#baking
#quarantinebaking
#recipe
#custardcream
#cookies

Thank you The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House for delivering a fascinating virtual talk to the volunteer and s...
28/05/2020

Thank you The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House for delivering a fascinating virtual talk to the volunteer and staff teams at The Emery Walker Trust and The William Morris Society! We look forward to visiting your site when you reopen!

Thank you to a very talented, #emerywalker fan, who just sent us this beautiful painting they have made of our #garden. ...
27/05/2020

Thank you to a very talented, #emerywalker fan, who just sent us this beautiful painting they have made of our #garden. 🌿🖌😃

#quarantineart
#lockdownart
#painting
#gardenpainting
#historichouse
#museumgarden

#emerywalker was close friends with #georgebernardshaw (and neighbours for a short while). Enjoy this great article abou...
26/05/2020
Who was George Bernard Shaw? | Art UK

#emerywalker was close friends with #georgebernardshaw (and neighbours for a short while).

Enjoy this great article about Shaw by Art UK

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German Renaissance artist #AlbrechtDürer was #bornthisweek in 1471. The Walker’s displayed a couple #Dürer prints in the...
22/05/2020

German Renaissance artist #AlbrechtDürer was #bornthisweek in 1471. The Walker’s displayed a couple #Dürer prints in the house; please enjoy this colour print of Dürer's 1502 watercolour ‘Young Hare’.

#rabbit
#watercolour
#renaissanceart
#germanrenaissance

We never tire of this view!#Hammersmith#Hammersmithandfulham#Chiswick#Thames#Thamesriver#Thamespath#River#Sunshine#Mudla...
20/05/2020

We never tire of this view!

#Hammersmith
#Hammersmithandfulham
#Chiswick
#Thames
#Thamesriver
#Thamespath
#River
#Sunshine
#Mudlarking

For our last #MuseumWeek2020 post we share a photographic reproduction of an ink, wash drawing that hangs in our dining ...
17/05/2020

For our last #MuseumWeek2020 post we share a photographic reproduction of an ink, wash drawing that hangs in our dining room. The piece is by #DanteGabrielRossetti and shows a woman sleeping (possibly Annie Miller).

Thank you MuseumWeek we enjoyed taking part and seeing everyone’s fantastic posts!

#DreamsMW
#MuseumWeek
#preraphaelite

In 1886, #emerywalker founded his own company whose activities included photography, engraving and printing. A particula...
16/05/2020

In 1886, #emerywalker founded his own company whose activities included photography, engraving and printing. A particular expertise of Walker’s was #photogravure, a technique that could reproduce photographic tones.

The image below is a photogravure of Walker that our #volunteers made at a workshop in July ’19.

*The process of photogravure involves a photographic negative being transferred to a metal plate using light sensitive gelatin, the negative is then etched into the plate, from which prints are made through the application of ink.

#MuseumWeek
#TechnologyMW

For today's #MuseumWeek category #ClimateMW we consider the words of #WilliamMorris, Walker's close friend and neighbour...
15/05/2020

For today's #MuseumWeek category #ClimateMW we consider the words of #WilliamMorris, Walker's close friend and neighbour.

#MuseumWeek2020

This terracotta #winejug (#oenochoe) in our #collection, we believe was acquired by #emerywalker on his trip to Greece i...
14/05/2020

This terracotta #winejug (#oenochoe) in our #collection, we believe was acquired by #emerywalker on his trip to Greece in 1909 with the The Art Workers' Guild

#MuseumsUnlocked
#ceramics
#MuseumfromHome

Last year were thrilled to be gifted a #cinefilm showing our 1959 #blueplaque unveiling. The plaque was revealed by Walk...
14/05/2020

Last year were thrilled to be gifted a #cinefilm showing our 1959 #blueplaque unveiling. The plaque was revealed by Walker’s daughter, Dorothy, Emery having passed away in 1933.

Visit our website (link below) to see the short film in its entirety.

It’s wonderful to see such an important #MuseumMomentsMW in the history of the House - the fashions and cars of the late 50s are an added treat!

https://www.emerywalker.org.uk/blue-plaque

#MuseumWeek
#MuseumWeek2020

In addition to being neighbours and close friends, Emery Walker advised and assisted #WilliamMorris in the establishment...
13/05/2020

In addition to being neighbours and close friends, Emery Walker advised and assisted #WilliamMorris in the establishment of the #KelmscottPress, a private press that produced limited-edition illustrated books, such as the Kelmscott #Chaucer.

We are delighted that this spirit of friendship and collaboration continues today with our colleagues at
The William Morris Society!

#togetherMW
#MuseumWeek2020
#MuseumWeek

For today’s #MuseumWeek2020 category #CultureInQuarantineMW our House Manger recreates from home a portrait painting tha...
12/05/2020

For today’s #MuseumWeek2020 category #CultureInQuarantineMW our House Manger recreates from home a portrait painting that hangs in the House’s drawing room.

This oil on canvas work was painted in 1937 by Neville Lytton and is of his daughter Madeleine.

#MuseumWeek
#Museumfromhome

For today’s category of #MuseumWeek #HeroesMW we highlight Elizabeth de Haas who secured the House’s future by setting u...
11/05/2020

For today’s category of #MuseumWeek #HeroesMW we highlight Elizabeth de Haas who secured the House’s future by setting up the The Emery Walker Trust in 1999. This has allowed us to conserve and display the House and its contents, and promote the advancement of the study and appreciation of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Elizabeth de Haas (1918 -1999) came from Arnhem, the Netherlands. She answered an advertisement from Dorothy Walker in The Lady seeking a companion to help her look after the house in 1948, when Dorothy was 70 years old. Despite having never met each other, she arrived at Victoria station to take the job. Prior to her arrival in London, Elizabeth had been caught up in the Battle of Arnhem, with her and her family helping some of the British servicemen who were pinned down with the civilians by German shelling.

Elizabeth was bewitched by the stories of Emery Walker, #WilliamMorris, and the Arts & Crafts Movement, and after Dorothy's death, devoted herself to maintaining 7 Hammersmith Terrace, just as Dorothy had done before her.

#historichouses

This delicate silverpoint study from our #collection is by #EdwardBurneJones. The piece depicts #MayMorris in her late t...
06/05/2020

This delicate silverpoint study from our #collection is by #EdwardBurneJones. The piece depicts #MayMorris in her late teens.

Emery Walker was a close friend and neighbour of the Morris family.

Burne-Jones is associated with the later phase of the #PreRaphaelite movement. His collaboration with Morris dates back to their time as undergraduates at Oxford. A close friend of Morris’s family and a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., he worked with Morris on a wide range of decorative arts, most notably stained glass.

#PreRaphaelite
#MuseumsUnlocked
#WilliamMorris
#artsandcrafts

02/05/2020
Garden Tour

Enjoy this short video tour of our House garden- Happy #NationalGardeningWeek!

London Parks & Gardens Trust

#londonparksandgardens
#OpenGardenSquaresweekend
#museumgardens
#gardens
#gardening
#londongardens
#Thames

01/05/2020
Curator Object Highlight

Our curator highlights one of her favourite pieces in our #collection in this short video. We hope you enjoy!

#MuseumFromHome
#williammorris
#philipwebb
#artsandcrafts

01/05/2020
Object Highlight

Our curator highlights one of her favourite pieces in our #collection in this short video. We hope you enjoy!

#MuseumFromHome
#williammorris
#philipwebb
#artsandcrafts
#curatorathome

Fantastic #colouring page from our friends and neighbours The William Morris Society!
30/04/2020

Fantastic #colouring page from our friends and neighbours The William Morris Society!

#MuseumFromHome If you're inspired by our last post then download a colouring sheet of the Artichoke design by John Henry Dearle, 1898, from our website. Link here to our Create page here:

https://williammorrissociety.org/create/

#HomeLearning Activity!At Emery Walker House we have many #WilliamMorris designs- see photos below of Bird textile, Dais...
30/04/2020

#HomeLearning Activity!

At Emery Walker House we have many #WilliamMorris designs- see photos below of Bird textile, Daisy wallpaper and Willow Bough wallpaper from our #collection.

#ArtActivity🖍🖌
Look around your home to find and draw 3 repeating patterns.
*Hint- Patterns can be found in lots of places, wallpaper, fabric, book covers….

#MuseumFromHome

To kick off our #MuseumFromHome day we invite you to take a virtual tour of the House below.We hope you enjoy!
30/04/2020
Emery Walker's House | Virtual Tour

To kick off our #MuseumFromHome day we invite you to take a virtual tour of the House below.

We hope you enjoy!

Explore 7 Hammersmith Terrace from your own home.

It’s #NationalGardeningWeek and in celebration we’d like to share with you our beautiful #parrottulips called green wave...
29/04/2020

It’s #NationalGardeningWeek and in celebration we’d like to share with you our beautiful #parrottulips called green wave. 🌱

Our #volunteer gardening team, introduced these into the garden because Dorothy, Emery’s daughter particular loved #tulips. 🌷

#museumgarden
#historicgarden
#garden
#flowers

In another edition of; what is your favourite piece in our #collection? Our green-thumbed #volunteer Marigold shares a #...
24/04/2020

In another edition of; what is your favourite piece in our #collection? Our green-thumbed #volunteer Marigold shares a #RoyalDoulton figurine by Agatha Walker (of no known association with the Walker family of The Emery Walker Trust).

#MuseumatHome
#Museumcollections
#royaldoultonfigurines
#JohnGay
#BeggarsOpera
#operetta
#opera
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

We are fortunate to have some beautiful textile pieces in our collection; one of which is this silk drawstring bag, with...
23/04/2020

We are fortunate to have some beautiful textile pieces in our collection; one of which is this silk drawstring bag, with embroidered decoration. The bag is not just fashionable but quite personal, as inside was found reels of knitting silk and three steel knitting needles, upon which were the beginnings of a silk glove. The bag belonged to Dorothy Walker, Emery Walker’s daughter.

To learn more about the history and personal stories associated with textiles and costume, download Two Temple Place exhibition catalogue Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles, which is available for free on their website and via the link below.

https://twotempleplace.org/exhibitions/unbound/

#Unbound
#Textiles
#Embroidery

Happy #EarthDay wishes to all! From the team at The Emery Walker Trust (with special reference to our resident garden fr...
22/04/2020

Happy #EarthDay wishes to all! From the team at
The Emery Walker Trust (with special reference to our resident garden frog)! 🐸🌸☀️🌳

#museumgardens
#gardenfrog

The William Morris Society
22/04/2020

The William Morris Society

Facebook Live video today at 12 noon GMT about the Morris & De Morgan families by the De Morgan Foundation... Did you know that Mary De Morgan was one of only four people present at William Morris's death? Or that William De Morgan accompanied William Morris on a boat trip down the Thames from Kelmscott Manor in Gloucester to Kelmscott House in Hammersmith? Or that Jane Morris came out of retirement as a Pre-Raphaelite model to pose for Evelyn De Morgan at Kelmscott House?

These two most eminent families of the artistic Arts and Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite movements were completely entwined in their aesthetic vision and social values. These, and many more, insights into their friendship reveal much about their artistic practice and will be revealed in a talk by De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, at 12noon on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

Join: Tune into our Facebook Live broadcast at 12noon https://www.facebook.com/demorganfoundation/

Whilst the De Morgan Foundation can't hold physical events, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they are holding an ambitious programme of events that you can join from home.

The De Morgan Foundation recommended donation: £5

https://www.facebook.com/donate/2438469973132991/

For #NationalTeaDay we share with you a beautiful 18th c. #tea caddy from our collection. ☕️
21/04/2020

For #NationalTeaDay we share with you a beautiful 18th c. #tea caddy from our collection. ☕️

While we’re currently having some #AprilShowers in #Hammersmith, it’s still worth celebrating #FlowerFriday🌸!  Please en...
17/04/2020

While we’re currently having some #AprilShowers in #Hammersmith, it’s still worth celebrating #FlowerFriday🌸! Please enjoy a photo of our garden blooms, captured earlier in the week when the sun was shining 😜☀️).

#Chiswick
#HammersmithandFulham
#museumgardens

As we bring our #collection to you, today our knowledgeable #volunteer Jenny shares with us her favourite object at the ...
16/04/2020

As we bring our #collection to you, today our knowledgeable #volunteer Jenny shares with us her favourite object at the House; a beautiful #soapstone #rabbit, carved by William Simmonds (1876-1968), who has been called "the silent heart of the Arts and Crafts movement ".
#museumathome
#MuseumFromHome
#stonecarvings

09/04/2020
I Vow to Thee My Country, Gustav Holst

Emery Walker and #WilliamMorris were both active members of the Hammersmith Socialist Society. Another notable member was #GustavHolst, who lived across the river in Barnes.

With that in mind, we are delighted to share with you another musical treat, courtesy of our volunteer Katie; I Vow to Thee My Country, composed by Holst.

#powerofsong
#powerofmusic
#quarantunes
#museumathome

#ArtsandCrafts activity alert! 🎨We invite adults and children alike to colour in and decorate our #WilliamMorris inspire...
08/04/2020

#ArtsandCrafts activity alert! 🎨
We invite adults and children alike to colour in and decorate our #WilliamMorris inspired Easter Egg. 🌼🌸
*Page can be downloaded below as an image and printed at home

#colouring
#adultcolouring
#crafts
#Easter
#Spring
#HomeCrafts

While we may not be able to welcome visitors in person at the moment, our historic rooms can still be ‘toured’ virtually...
03/04/2020
Emery Walker's House | Virtual Tour

While we may not be able to welcome visitors in person at the moment, our historic rooms can still be ‘toured’ virtually.

So sit back, relax and enjoy a visit to our property from the comfort of your home! ☕️🛋

#museumfromhome
#museumathome
#historichouses
#museumtour
#virtualtour

Explore 7 Hammersmith Terrace from your own home.

Happy Birthday to our very own Emery Walker who was #bornonthisday in 1851. A second Happy Birthday to his daughter, Dor...
02/04/2020

Happy Birthday to our very own Emery Walker who was #bornonthisday in 1851. A second Happy Birthday to his daughter, Dorothy, who shares her father’s day of birth, being #bornonthisday in 1878.

#happybirthday
#thisdayinhistory
#blackandwhitephotography

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No. 7 Hammersmith Terrace is the last authentic Arts & Crafts interior in Britain and the former home of Emery Walker; typographer, antiquary and friend and mentor to William Morris. The sober Georgian exterior of our tall terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith, west London, hides a secret; its interior is an Arts & Crafts gem, with the decoration and furnishings preserved as they were in the lifetime of the printer Emery Walker who lived here from 1903-1933. As you enter 7 Hammersmith Terrace you will discover wallpapers and carpets by William Morris, furniture and glassware by Philip Webb and embroidery by May Morris. This is to name but a few of the protagonists who, through their close friendships with Emery Walker, have helped to create the lively and beautiful interiors you can still experience today.

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Somebody uploaded an image of Emery Walker - a drawing - half an hour ago or so, but now I can't find it. Can you help - and am I allowed to use it for a leaftet this fall? I have written several books and pieces involving Emery Walker - and C. Volmer Nordlunde. This year it is 130 years ago, that E.M. and William Morris made an agreement to start printing, and it is 130 years ago that C. Volmer Nordlunde was born.