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La Margarete

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1876 - ca.1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
    Jeffrey & Co. (producers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.1837-1934

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EXP

Physical description

Panel of 'La Margarete' wallpaper with a section of 'Alcestis' wallpaper frieze; 'La Margarete' featuring festoons of daisies and yellow ribbon on a ground covered with foliate motifs; 'Alcestis' depicting the figure of Alcestis, a princess from Greek mythology, as a caryatid standing alongside an atlas of the winged personification of Love, on a pale ground; Lettered within the design -THIS-YERE?-THE-LEAF-OR-THE-FLOWER?; Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1876 - ca.1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (producers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

-THIS-YERE?-THE-LEAF-OR-THE-FLOWER?
Lettered within the design.

An inscription on a piece of paper pasted on the back gives the price of the wallpaper as 8d a yard and of the frieze as 4½d a yard.

Dimensions

Height: 170.8 cm panel, Width: 49.5 cm panel

Object history note

Given by the Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.
An inscription on a piece of paper pasted at the back gives the price of the wallpaper as 8d a yard and the frieze as 42d a yard.

Descriptive line

Panel of 'La Margarete' wallpaper with a section of 'Alcestis' wallpaper frieze; 'La Margarete' featuring festoons of daisies and yellow ribbon on a ground covered with foliate motifs; 'Alcestis' depicting the figure of Alcestis, a princess from Greek mythology, as a caryatid standing alongside an atlas of the winged personification of Love, on a pale ground; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1876-ca.1900.

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

Karen Livingstone and Linda Parry, eds. International Arts and Crafts London: V&A Publications, 2005. 368p. : ill (chiefly col.). ISBN: 1851774467 (hbk)
Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Breastplate; Wings; Robes; Vases; Halo; Atlas; Woman; Flowers; Caryatid; Torch; Ribbon; Festoons; Man; Arrows; Daisies

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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