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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Ditchling (paper hung)
    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca.1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Sylvia Thursfield

  • Museum number:

    E.1007-1970

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 34, box A

Physical description

Fragment of wallpaper with a pseudo-Spanish design, showing a man and woman dancing on a terrace, alternating with a cartouche containing a bowl of flowers; with an appliqué border of roses and leaves above a partition; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Off-printed on the back of the fragment is the pattern of an earlier wallpaper, with a floral pin-print design.

Place of Origin

Ditchling (paper hung)
England (manufactured)

Date

ca.1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 37.4 cm fragment, Width: 50.2 cm fragment

Object history note

Given by Miss Sylvia Thursfield.

Provenance: The drawing room of Pardons, Ditchling, Hassocks, Sussex.

Off-printed on the back of the fragment is the pattern of an earlier wallpaper, with a pin-print design.

Descriptive line

Fragment of wallpaper with a pseudo-Spanish design, showing a man and woman dancing on a terrace, alternating with a cartouche containing a bowl of flowers; with an appliqué border of roses and leaves above a partition; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Off-printed on the back of the fragment is the pattern of an earlier wallpaper, with a floral pin-print design; From Pardons, Ditchling, Hassocks, Sussex; English; 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.

Production Note

Provenance: The drawing room of Pardons, Ditchling, Hassocks, Sussex.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Applied work; Borders (ornament areas); Cartouches; Woman; Floral pattern; Dancing; Terraces; Man; Roses

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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