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Wallpaper - Pimpernel

Pimpernel

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1876 (registered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (publisher)
    Jeffrey & Co. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    block-printed, by hand, in distemper colours, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Walter Taylor Esq.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.280-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Specimen of 'Pimpernel' wallpaper, an almost symmetrical pattern of entwined foliage and pimpernel plants with small flowers; Greens and blues on a brown ground; Block-printed, by hand, in distemper colours, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1876 (registered)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris & Co. (publisher)
Jeffrey & Co. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

block-printed, by hand, in distemper colours, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 2'3.25" ft, Width: 1'8" ft

Object history note

This pattern was hung in the dining room at Kelmscott House (the London home of William Morris).

Descriptive line

Specimen of 'Pimpernel' wallpaper, an almost symmetrical pattern of entwined foliage and pimpernel plants with small flowers; Greens and blues on a brown ground; Block-printed, by hand, in distemper colours, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Design registered 1876; Printed by Jeffery & Co. for Morris & Co.; England; Late 19th - early 20th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 May-1 Sept. 1996.
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1959

Materials

Paper; Distemper

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Flowers; Pimpernel

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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