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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    second quarter of 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Avery, Thomas (supplier)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Alexander Reynell

  • Museum number:

    E.2172-1913

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 44, box A

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper border with a Greek key pattern in grey-blue on a pale ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

second quarter of 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Avery, Thomas (supplier)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Object history note

Given by Mr Alexander Reynell.

Provenance: 'Found among the stock of Thomas Avery, builder, etc, of Ivy House, Tenterden, Kent, which business had been in existence nearly a century and a half (extract from a letter from the donor).

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper border with a Greek key pattern in grey-blue on a pale ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Found among the stock of Thomas Avery, builder, etc, of Ivy House, Tenterden, Kent; English; 1825-1850.

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.
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, Accessions 1913, London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914

Production Note

Provenance: 'Found among the stock of Thomas Avery, builder, etc, of Ivy House, Tenterden, Kent, which business had been in existence nearly a century and a half (extract from a letter from the donor).

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Beading (edging pattern); Running ornament; Key pattern

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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