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Pimpernel

Wallpaper
1876 (registered)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
block-printed, by hand, in distemper colours, on paper
Brief 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; Designed by William Morris; Design registered 1876; Printed by Jeffery & Co. for Morris & Co.; England; Late 19th - early 20th century.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2'3.25"ft
  • Width: 1'8"ft
Style
Credit line
Given by Walter Taylor Esq.
Object history
This pattern was hung in the dining room at Kelmscott House (the London home of William Morris).
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.280-1959

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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