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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1853 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, possibly with some machine printing, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.560-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case RK, shelf 6, box R

Physical description

Sample of pictorial wallpaper with perspective; imitations of a picture repeated all over a wall, although it could be correctly seen from only one point; Colour woodblock print, possibly with some machine printing, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1853 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, possibly with some machine printing, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 53.5 cm Average size of objects E.558-563-1980, Width: 53 cm Average size of objects E.558-563-1980.

Object history note

This sample of wallpaper was used to demonstrate 'False Principles of Decoration' at the Museum of Ornamental Art, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London. This wallpaper was listed in the catalogue of the Marlborough House collection, issued by the Department of Science and Art, 1853.

Descriptive line

Sample of pictorial wallpaper with perspective; imitations of a repeated picture; Colour woodblock print, possibly with some machine printing, on paper; used to demonstrate 'False Principles of Decoration' at the Museum of Ornamental Art, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London; English; ca. 1853.

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.
Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 101. pl 84.
Lambert, Susan (ed.) Pattern & Design: Designs for the Decorative Arts 1480-1980 London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983

Production Note

This is a sample of wallpaper that was used to demonstrate 'False Principles of Decoration' at the Museum of Ornamental Art, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London. It is listed in the catalogue of the Marlborough House collection, issued by the Department of Science and Art, 1853.

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Perspective

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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