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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Bourton-on-the-Water (paper hung)
    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca.1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chiaroscuro colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.965-1926

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 53a, case 5

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper with a design of landscape vignettes, in foliated scroll borders imitating stucco work, on a yellow ground; Chiaroscuro colour woodblock print, on paper; Stamped on the back with the Georgian Excise duty stamp and Paper 4.

Place of Origin

Bourton-on-the-Water (paper hung)
England (manufactured)

Date

ca.1769 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chiaroscuro colour woodblock print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Paper 4
Stamped on the back with the Georgian Excise duty stamp and Paper 4.

Dimensions

Height: 755 cm irregular, max, Width: 597 cm irregular, max

Object history note

Provenance: Left over from the decoration in 1769 of the Old Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper with a design of landscape vignettes, in foliated scroll borders imitating stucco work, on a yellow ground; Chiaroscuro colour woodblock print, on paper; Stamped on the back with the Georgian Excise duty stamp; Left over from the decoration in 1769 of the Old Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire; English; ca.1769.

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. Pl. 39A.
Sugden, A. V., and Edmondson, J. L. A History of English Wallpaper. 1509-1914. London, 1926.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.

Production Note

Provenance of wallpaper: Left over from the decoration in 1769 of the Old Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Chiaroscuro; Woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Vignettes; Borders; Scroll; Stucco; Landscape

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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