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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Leicester Square (paper hung)
    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    Mid 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Percy W. Lovell

  • Museum number:

    E.468-1937

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Fragment of wallpaper with a pineapple design, black and white on grey; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

Leicester Square (paper hung)
England (manufactured)

Date

Mid 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 45.7 cm fragment, Width: 101.5 cm fragment

Object history note

Given by Mr Percy W. Lovell.

Provenance: A room in Sir Joshua Reynolds' house, Leicester Square, London, demolished early in 1937.

Descriptive line

Fragment of wallpaper with a pineapple design, black and white on grey; Colour woodblock print, on paper; From Sir Joshua Reynolds' house, Leicester Square, London; England; 1725-1775.

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 of paper: A room in Sir Joshua Reynolds' house, Leicester Square, London, demolished early in 1937.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Pineapple

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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