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Swan, Rush and Iris

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1877 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.5125-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 11

Physical description

Portion of 'Swan, Rush and Iris' wallpaper dado, silhouetted swans against a stylised background of rush and iris, suggesting the influence of Greek vase paintings; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1877 (produced)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 53.8 cm, Width: 104.1 cm

Object history note

This dado was intended for use with the 'Iris and Kingfisher' wallpaper (E.4035-1915).

Descriptive line

Portion of 'Swan, Rush and Iris' wallpaper dado, silhouetted swans against a stylised background of rush and iris, suggesting the influence of Greek vase paintings; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1877.

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

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 and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Swan (animal); Iris

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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