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Wallpaper border

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)
    Stourhead House (found)

  • Date:

    Early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr John B. Fowler.

  • Museum number:

    E.164-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 100

Physical description

Fragment of wallpaper border with a pattern of beading and palmettes, in the neo-classical style; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Traces of the Georgian Excise duty stamp on the back.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)
Stourhead House (found)

Date

Early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Traces of the Georgian Excise duty stamp on the back.

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm fragment of border, Width: 10.2 cm fragment of border

Object history note

Given by Mr John B. Fowler.

The paper was found in a drawer of Colt Hoare’s desk by the National Trust at Stourhead, Wiltshire. The wings and 2-storey pavilions of Stourhead House were added by Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838).

A border of the same design appears in Wedgwood's First Pattern Book, 1769-1814, a record of painted borders for Queen's Ware, in the collection of the Wedgwood Museum, Burslem, Staffordshire. It is pattern no 341, described as 'running honeysuckle'.

Descriptive line

Fragment of wallpaper border with a pattern of beading and palmettes, in the neo-classical style; Colour woodblock print, on paper; From Stourhead, Wiltshire; English; Early 19th century.

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

The wings and 2-storey pavilions of Stourhead House were added by Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838). The paper was found in a drawer of Colt Hoare’s desk by the National Trust at Stourhead.

A border of the same design appears in Wedgwood's First Pattern Book, 1769-1814, a record of painted borders for Queen's Ware, in the collection of the Wedgwood Museum, Burslem, Staffordshire. It is pattern no 341, described as 'running honeysuckle'.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Beading (edging pattern); Palmettes; Honeysuckle; Running ornament; Stylized flowers

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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