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Wallpaper - Haarlem
  • Haarlem
    Belcher, John R.A., F.R.I.B.A, born 1841 - died 1913
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Belcher, John R.A., F.R.I.B.A, born 1841 - died 1913 (designer)
    Hayward & Son Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR110

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper, with a design of thistles, foliage and stylized decorative work on a dark ground.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1885 (made)


Belcher, John R.A., F.R.I.B.A, born 1841 - died 1913 (designer)
Hayward & Son Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper


Height: 142.3 cm portion, Width: 53.3 cm portion, Height: 56 in, Width: 21 in

Object history note

Given by Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.

Descriptive line

'Haarlem,' wallpaper, designed by John Belcher, produced by Hayward & Son Ltd, England, 1885.

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.
Sugden, A. V., and Edmondson, J. L. A History of English Wallpaper. 1509-1914. London, 1926.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935




Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Stylized foliage; Thistles (plants)


Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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