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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.101-1939

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Specimen of wallpaper border with stylized gold foliage and flowers, a medallion featuring the face of a lion and a running moulding design, in gold and pale blue on a dark blue ground; Stamped with 34 and L; 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

34 and L

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Specimen of wallpaper border with stylized gold foliage and flowers, a medallion featuring the face of a lion and a running moulding design, in gold and pale blue on a dark blue ground; Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper; 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 scrolls; Stylized flowers; Medallions (ornament areas); Moulding; Lion; Running ornament; Leaf (plant material)

Categories

Prints; Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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