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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Berkeley 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 John B. Fowler

  • Museum number:

    E.2249-1966

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 34, box A []

Physical description

Two fragments of wallpaper or lining paper with a design of trees within circular medallions; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Mounted together on a board with E.2250-1966.

Place of Origin

Berkeley Square (paper hung)
England (manufactured)

Date

mid 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Object history note

Given by Mr John B. Fowler.

Provenance: The back basement of No 44, Berkley Square, London.

NB: Also from this source is E.2250-1966, a fragment of 19th century wallpaper.

Descriptive line

Two fragments of wallpaper with a design of trees within circular medallions; Colour woodblock print, on paper; From No 44, Berkley 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.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 pub. HMSO 1967

Production Note

Provenance of paper: The back basement of No 44, Berkley Square, London

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Medallions (ornament areas); Trees

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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