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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England, Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (maker)
    Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (supplier)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.1771-1934

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 45

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Physical description

Portion of wallpaper with groups of pink, yellow and peach roses on a dark green ground; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper; Destroyed Mar 1880 inscribed in ink on the front of the design.

Place of Origin

England, Britain (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1840-50 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (maker)
Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (supplier)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Destroyed Mar 1880

Object history note

Given by the Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.
Provenance: A log book of Arthur Sanderson & Sons.
The printing blocks were destroyed in 1880.

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper with groups of pink, yellow and peach roses on a dark green ground; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper; Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd.; England; ca. 1840-50.

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.
The full text of the first entry is as follows:

'237
Sixty-one specimens of borders and corners, with patterns of ribbons, palmettes, mouldings, flowers, Greek keys etc; most inscribed in ink with serial numbers in the margins etc: some inscribed [1876 and 1880]; one dated June 1885
Circa
1840-50
Colour print from wood blocks and flock
(E.1811 machine-printed)
Various sizes
PROVENANCE A log book of Arthur Sanderson & Sons
Given by the WM
E.1764-1779, 1801, 1803-1816-1934; E.1801-1934 neg GJ.9280
'Archer's Cornice' (E.1764), 'Bourbon Rose' (E. 1765), 'Inlaid' (E.1766), 'Raglan' (E.1767), 'Oxford' (E.1768), 'Japan Damask' (E.1769), 'Fern and Poppy' (E.1772), 'Huntington Rosette' (E.1773, see no 1016), 'Nemophilia Sprig' (E.1774), 'Pinks and Iris' (E.1775), 'Valentia Damask' (E. 1776)'

The full text of the second entry is as follows:

694
Fifty-three specimens of wallpaper borders and corners
Log book of Sanderson & Sons; the blocks were destroyed 1874-80
Circa 1840-70
Colour prints from wood blocks, flock, etc
Various sizes
Given by the WM
E.1764-1816-1934; E.1764-1766 neg GJ.9426; E.1779 neg GJ.9425; E.1788 neg GJ.9249’
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935
The full text of the entry is as follows:
ANONYMOUS (Wall-papers, English).
Specimens (18 on 4 sheets) of wall-papers, borders and corners. From a Log Book of Messrs. Sanderson and Sons. Various designs (destroyed between 1874-1880). English, between 1840-70.
Colour prints from wood blocks, with flock, etc. Various sizes.
E. 1764-1781-1934
Given by the Wall Paper Manufacturers, Ltd.

Production Note

Provenance of wallpaper: A log book of Arthur Sanderson & Sons.
The printing blocks were destroyed in 1880.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Roses (flowers); Allover pattern

Categories

Prints; Wall coverings

Collection code

PDP

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