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Wallpaper - Wallpaper frieze
  • Wallpaper frieze
    William Stephen Coleman, born 1829 - died 1904
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Wallpaper frieze

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Stephen Coleman, born 1829 - died 1904 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.1870-1934

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 50

Physical description

Two portions of a frieze, showing different sections of the same design, embodying a nude girl holding a pomegranate and surrounded by sprays of apple blossom, on a gold ground; Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1885 (made)

Artist/maker

William Stephen Coleman, born 1829 - died 1904 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 26.7 cm each, Width: 45.7 cm each

Object history note

Given by Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.

Descriptive line

Two portions of a frieze, showing different sections of the same design, embodying a nude girl holding a pomegranate and surrounded by sprays of apple blossom, on a gold ground; Design attributed to William Stephen Coleman; Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper; England; ca.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.
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

Pomegranate; Birds; Girl; Branches; Apple blossom

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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