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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Clandon (paper hung)
    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chiaroscuro woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr John B. Fowler

  • Museum number:

    E.32-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 63

This wallpaper was designed to imitate moulded plasterwork. Moulded plaster was a fashionable method of wall and ceiling decoration in the 17th and 18th centuries, but it was expensive. Wallpaper printed in shades of grey and buff was a cheaper way of achieving a similar decorative effect.

Physical description

Portion of a ceiling paper (2 fragments joined) with a chiaroscuro pattern of octagonal and diamond-shaped panels, containing floral and foliate motifs; Chiaroscuro woodblock print, on paper; Stamped on the back with the Georgian Excise duty stamp.

Place of Origin

Clandon (paper hung)
England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chiaroscuro woodblock print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped on the back with the Georgian Excise duty stamp.

Dimensions

Height: 51 cm, Width: 45 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr John B. Fowler

Provenance: Clandon Park, West Clandon, Surrey

Descriptive line

Portion of a ceiling paper (2 fragments joined) with a chiaroscuro pattern of octagonal and diamond-shaped panels, containing floral and foliate motifs; Chiaroscuro woodblock print, on paper; Stamped on the back with the Georgian Excise duty stamp; Provenance: Clandon Park, Surrey; English; ca.1830.

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: Clandon Park, West Clandon, Surrey.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Octagons; Panels (ornament areas); Floral motifs

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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