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  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cowtan & Son (supplier)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Presented in memory of Arthur Barnard Cowtan OBE, by his son, A. L. Cowtan

  • Museum number:

    E.78-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 43

Physical description

Wallpaper border with hexagonal frames, containing griffins and bowls of fruit encircled by stylized leaves, on a red ground and edged with a running ornamental border; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Cowtan & Son (supplier)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Object history note

Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE.

Provenance: The stock of Cowtan & Sons, successors of J. Duppa, J. G. Crace, etc

Descriptive line

Wallpaper border with hexagonal frames, containing griffins and bowls of fruit encircled by stylized leaves, on a red ground and edged with a running ornamental border; Colour woodblock print; From the stock of Cowtan & Sons; England; 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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950
Given by Mr. Noel D. Sheffield, F.R.I.B.A.'

Production Note

Provenance: The stock of Cowtan & Sons, successors of J. Duppa, J. G. Crace, etc.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour woodblock print; Printing

Subjects depicted

Wallpaper border; Hexagons; Stylized flowers; Borders (ornament areas); Running ornament

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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