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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1850-73 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Balin, Paul (designer)
    Paul Balin, Paris (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine print on embossed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Monsieur Paul Balin

  • Museum number:

    1351-1874

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 72

Physical description

Specimen of wallpaper with a flower pattern with griffins, in colours; Design taken from a 12th-century material; Machine print on embossed paper.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1850-73 (made)

Artist/maker

Balin, Paul (designer)
Paul Balin, Paris (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine print on embossed paper

Dimensions

Height: 81.3 cm, Width: 58.4 cm

Object history note

Given by Monsieur Paul Balin.
Design based on a 12th-century material, formerly in the possession of A. Martin.
This specimen was exhibited at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873.

Descriptive line

Specimen of wallpaper with a flower pattern with griffins, in colours; Design based on a 12th-century material; Designed by Paul Balin; Machine print on embossed paper; Exhibited at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873; Produced by Paul Balin, Paris; 1850-1873.

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.

Production Note

Design based on a 12th-century material, formerly in the possession of A. Martin.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Embossed; Machine print

Subjects depicted

Griffins; Floral pattern

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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