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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1509 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goes, Hugo (Maker, Designer)
    Goes, Hugo (Printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Charles Allom

  • Museum number:

    E.1783-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 3

Physical description

Reconstruction of a piece of wallpaper with a conventional pomegranate design; incorporated within the design, the letter H and a goose (a rebus of Hugo Goes); Machine print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1509 (made)

Artist/maker

Goes, Hugo (Maker, Designer)
Goes, Hugo (Printer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 76.4 cm, Width: 53.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Sir Charles Allom.
Provenance: The Master's Lodge, Christ's College, Cambridge

The pattern was printed on the back of sheets of paper with letterpress and contains certain references to the first year of Henry VIII's reign (1509). This was the year in which The Master's Lodge, Christ's Church College, is known to have been built.
The reconstruction was the work of Horace Warner of Jeffrey & Co.

Descriptive line

Reconstruction of a piece of wallpaper with a conventional pomegranate design; incorporated within the design, the letter 'H' and a goose (a rebus of Hugo Goes); Machine print on paper; Provenance: The Master's Lodge, Christ's College, Cambridge; Reconstruction by Horace Warner of Jeffrey & Co.; English; ca. 1509.

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.

Production Note

Provenance: The Master's Lodge, Christ's College, Cambridge.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Machine print

Subjects depicted

Goose; Pomegranate (design)

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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