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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1851-59 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour prints from woodblock and flock in volume.

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.137-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf J, box 28

Physical description

Pattern book containing 179 cuttings of colour prints from wood blocks, and flock, annotated by hand in ink; Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

1851-59 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour prints from woodblock and flock in volume.

Dimensions

Height: 57.2 cm size of volume, Width: 39.1 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE.
Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.

Descriptive line

Pattern book containing 179 cuttings of colour prints from wood blocks, and flock; Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament; England; 1851-59.

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.
Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 104. pl 87.
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

Production Note

Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Print-making

Subjects depicted

Wallpapers

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints; Pattern books; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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