Wallpaper

ca. 1509 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine print on paper
Brief 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; Provenance: The Master's Lodge, Christ's College, Cambridge; Reconstruction by Horace Warner of Jeffrey & Co.; English; ca. 1509.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.4cm
  • Width: 53.3cm
Credit line
Given by Sir Charles Allom
Object history
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.
Production
Provenance: The Master's Lodge, Christ's College, Cambridge.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
E.539-1912 (Copy)
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1783-1914

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record createdNovember 28, 2008
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