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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Berkeley Square (paper hung)
    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1744 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr John B. Fowler.

  • Museum number:

    E.2231-1966

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 11

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper (5 sheets joined) with a pattern of single flowers, on a dotted lattice background; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

Berkeley Square (paper hung)
England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1744 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 109 cm portion, Width: 74 cm portion

Object history note

Given by Mr John B. Fowler.

Provenance: . 44, Berkeley Square, London.

The house was built by William Kent, 1742-44. The paper was also found at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, and a silkscreen reproduction of the pattern was produced by Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd.

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper (5 sheets joined) with a pattern of single flowers, on a dotted lattice background; Colour woodblock print, on paper; From 44 Berkeley Square, London. English; ca. 1744.

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 Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 pub. HMSO 1967

Production Note

Provenance: No. 44, Berkeley Square, London.

The house was built by William Kent, 1742-44. The paper was also found at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, and a silkscreen reproduction of the pattern was produced by Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Floral motifs; Lattice pattern

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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