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Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper
    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881
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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Print from wood block on paper; black on terracotta

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.1874-1934

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 46

Physical description

Portion of a wallpaper frieze of arcades, containing in the centre an illustration of Aesop's fable, 'The Fox and the Crane', and, on either side, a rose and a pomegranate in a vase; Print from wood block on paper; black on terracotta.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Print from wood block on paper; black on terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 cm, Width: 47.4 cm

Object history note

Given by Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.

Descriptive line

Portion of a wallpaper frieze of arcades, containing in the centre an illustration of Aesop's fable, 'The Fox and the Crane', and, on either side, a rose and a pomegranate in a vase; Probably designed by William Burges; Print from wood block on paper; black on terracotta; England; ca.1870.

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.
Entwisle, E. A. Wallpapers of the Victorian Era. Leigh-on-Sea, 1964.
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.
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

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Flowers, roses; Pomegranates (fruit); Fox; Arcades; Vases; Crane (bird)

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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