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Wallpaper

late 19th century (drawn), ca. 1967 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The important and influential exhibition of prints and drawings by the artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) held at the V&A in 1966 triggered a widespread revival of interest in Beardsley's work, and in the Art Nouveau style more generally . His images were used on a variety of contemporary articles such as posters and stationery, but also furnishings such as fabrics and wallpapers. Here a collage of book covers and other illustrations has been translated into a wallpaper pattern, issued by Arthur Sanderson & Sons in 1967.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Roller-printed on linen-weave textured washable paper
Brief Description
Wallpaper with 'collage' pattern of images derived from illustrations by Beardsley. ca. 1967
Physical Description
Length of wallpaper with repeating 'collage' pattern of images derived from illustrations by Beardsley.
Dimensions
  • Approx., framed height: 211cm
  • Approx., framed width: 51cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Adam Bray
Literary References
  • The Savoy
  • The Yellow Book
  • Ali Baba
  • Volpone
  • Salome
  • Le Morte d'Arthur
Summary
The important and influential exhibition of prints and drawings by the artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) held at the V&A in 1966 triggered a widespread revival of interest in Beardsley's work, and in the Art Nouveau style more generally . His images were used on a variety of contemporary articles such as posters and stationery, but also furnishings such as fabrics and wallpapers. Here a collage of book covers and other illustrations has been translated into a wallpaper pattern, issued by Arthur Sanderson & Sons in 1967.
Associated Object
E.404-1998 (Duplicate)
Bibliographic Reference
Calloway, Stephen. Aubrey Beardsley. London: V&A Publications, 1998no.212
Collection
Accession Number
E.405-1998

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record createdJuly 13, 1999
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