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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    France (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE

  • Museum number:

    E.99-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 71

Physical description

Specimen of flock wallpaper border with stylized gold foliage and flowers on a red ground; Stamped on the back with the Excise duty stamp and Foreign Paper Customs 48; Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper.

Place of Origin

France (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1820 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Foreign Paper Customs 48
Stamped on the back with the Excise duty stamp.

Object history note

Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE.

Descriptive line

Specimen of flock wallpaper border with stylized gold foliage and flowers on a red ground; Stamped with the Excise duty stamp; Anonymous; France; ca. 1820.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950

Materials

Paper; Flock

Techniques

Flocking; Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Leaf (plant material); Stylized flowers; Running ornament

Categories

Prints; Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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