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Wallpaper for the Small Home

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)
    Design Council (Great Britain) (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand block-printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by an anonymous donor

  • Museum number:

    E.1221-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 100

Physical description

Wallpaper sample with a pattern of leaves and flowers, in green on a white ground; Hand block-printed on paper; Inscribed in letterpress on the mount with the manufacturer's name, description etc and Design Folios Book K Plate 1 to 12.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1950 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)
Design Council (Great Britain) (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Hand block-printed on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Design Folios Book K Plate 1 to 12
Inscribed in letterpress on the mount along with the manufacturer's name, description etc.

Dimensions

Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 37 cm

Object history note

Given by an anonymous donor.
From a folio issued by the Council of Industrial Design.

Descriptive line

Wallpaper sample with a pattern of leaves and flowers, in green on a white ground; Hand block-printed on paper; Produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd; From a folio issued by the Council of Industrial Design; England; ca.1950

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

Woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Leaves (plant materials); Stylized flowers; All-over patterns

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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