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Wallpaper - The Westminster Wall Papers
  • The Westminster Wall Papers
    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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The Westminster Wall Papers

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1899 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
    Townsend, Charles Harrison, born 1851 - died 1928 (designer)
    Essex & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine prints, on paper, within a pattern book

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr E. F. Strange

  • Museum number:

    E.6340-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

'The Westminster Wall Papers', bound pattern book with 163 specimens, including different colourways, borders etc, including designs by C. F. A. Voysey and Harrison Townsend, most stamped on the back with serial number etc.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

1899 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
Townsend, Charles Harrison, born 1851 - died 1928 (designer)
Essex & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine prints, on paper, within a pattern book

Marks and inscriptions

Most specimens are stamped on the back with serial number etc

Dimensions

Height: 30.8 cm size of volume, Width: 26.7 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by Mr E. F. Strange.

'The Comrie' design (by C. F. A. Voysey) is reproduced in The Magazine of Art (1892).

Descriptive line

'The Westminster Wallpapers' catalogue for the London showrooms; Bound pattern book with 163 specimens, including different colourways, borders etc, some designed by C. F. A. Voysey and Harrison Townsend; Produced by Essex & Co.; England; 1899.

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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing; Bookbinding

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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