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  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1843 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chiaroscuro prints from wood blocks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR82, box LOANS

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper with beggar boys, after a painting by Murillo in Dulwich Art Gallery.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


ca. 1843 (made)


Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Chiaroscuro prints from wood blocks


Height: 81 cm, Width: 53.4 cm

Object history note

These papers [E.390, 391-1923] are mentioned in the Art Union Monthly Journal (1847), p 110, as being submitted by Robert Home. They were exhibited by Jeffrey, Allen & Co. at the Great Exhibition in 1851.

E.391-1923 is illustrated in SE, pl 107; see also Greysmith, pl 83.

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper with beggar boys, after Murillo's painting 'Invitation to a Game of Argolla', 1665-70, in Dulwich Art Gallery; ca.1843.

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.
Xavier Bray <u>Murillo :at Dulwich Picture Gallery</u> London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Dulwich Picture Gallery; New York: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN: 9781781300084.




Woodblock print; Chiaroscuro

Subjects depicted

Boys; Beggars


Wall coverings; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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