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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case DW, Shelf 103

Wallpaper

early 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a typical wallpaper of the period, with a simple flower-sprig pattern. It is one of a number of wallpapers donated to the V&A by John Fowler (of the decorating firm Colefax & Fowler). Many of these papers were discovered by him in the various houses for which Colefax & Fowler designed and carried out decorative schemes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
Fragment of wallpaper with a half-drop design of small sprigs of flowers in grey, black and white; Colour woodblock print, on paper; English; Early 19th century.
Physical Description
Fragment of wallpaper with a half-drop design of small sprigs of flowers in grey, black and white; Colour woodblock print, on paper; This pattern removed from ceiling has been handwritten over the design.
Dimensions
  • Fragment height: 14cm
  • Fragment width: 19cm
Dimensions from: 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
This pattern removed from ceiling (Handwritten over design.)
Credit line
Given by Mr John B. Fowler
Object history
Given by Mr John B. Fowler.



Another sample of this pattern, in green and white with matching border, is E.2252-1966.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a typical wallpaper of the period, with a simple flower-sprig pattern. It is one of a number of wallpapers donated to the V&A by John Fowler (of the decorating firm Colefax & Fowler). Many of these papers were discovered by him in the various houses for which Colefax & Fowler designed and carried out decorative schemes.
Associated Object
E.2252-1966 (Colourway)
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.2240-1974

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record createdDecember 10, 2008
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