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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)
    Alton Towers (paper hung)

  • Date:

    Second half of 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Ministry of Local Government and Planning

  • Museum number:

    E.849-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 45

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper with a design of vases containing roses and pinks, flanked by sprays of oak, bay and acanthus foliage and linked by festoons of flowers; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)
Alton Towers (paper hung)

Date

Second half of 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 72.4 cm portion, Width: 53.4 cm portion

Object history note

Given by the Ministry of Local Government and Planning.

Provenance: Alton Towers, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper with a design of vases containing roses and pinks, flanked by sprays of oak, bay and acanthus foliage and linked by festoons of flowers; Colour woodblock print, on paper; From Alton Towers, Cheadle, Staffordshire; English; 1850-1900.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.

Production Note

Provenance: Alton Towers, Cheadle, Staffordshire (Alton Towers was partially demolished in 1951).

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Carnations; Flowers, roses; Acanthus; Oak leaf; Vases; Festoons; Flowers

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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