Sunday, November 13, 2016
From Peacock and Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, by A. S. Byatt
"William Morris first undertook to represent pomegranates in 1864 -- he produced a design for 'fruit' or 'pomegranates' which originally also contained some elegant olive branches. Like many designs by Morris the originsl identity is dubious -- is it fruit, is it a pomegranate? It is oval in shape, rather than round, and looks unlie any pomegranate I have ever seen."