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Morris, Joshua (1720-1729)

Morris, Joshua

‘The Golden Ball’, Pall Mall, London; tapestry worker and upholsterer (1720–29)

Morris was involved in a lawsuit in 1727 with William Hogarth for attempting to repudiate a commission for a design for tapestry representing ‘The Element of Earth’. The case was decided in Hogarth's favour.

Morris was well known as a supplier of Arabesque tapestries from his Soho workshop in Frith Street, 1720–28.

In 1729 he was declared bankrupt and his premises were taken over by William Bradshaw. [Survey of London, 34, 1966, pp. 515–20, 542–43; The Treasure Houses of Britain, Washington, 1985–86, cat. no. 137; DNB].

Source: DEFM

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.