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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine-print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jonathan Iremonger

  • Museum number:

    E.29-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 38

This bold and stiking pattern is machine-printed by a technique which creates the illusion that it has been hand-painted. The rich colours, with metallic pigments, are typical of the Art Deco style fashionable at this date.

Physical description

Roll of wallpaper with abstract pattern based on butterflies' wings, printed in black, brown and royal blue, with metallic turquoise, blue, pink and gold, on brown paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine-print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

RD No 747369
Registration number; English; in selvedge, at repeated intervals; printed; red pigment; 1920s

Dimensions

Width: 57.1 cm

Descriptive line

Roll of wallpaper with abstract pattern printed in black, blues, pink and gold.1920s

Materials

Paper; Pigment

Techniques

Printed

Categories

Wall coverings

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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