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Swan, Rush and Iris

Wallpaper
1877 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Portion of 'Swan, Rush and Iris' wallpaper dado, silhouetted swans against a stylised background of rush and iris, suggesting the influence of Greek vase paintings; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
Portion of 'Swan, Rush and Iris' wallpaper dado, silhouetted swans against a stylised background of rush and iris, suggesting the influence of Greek vase paintings; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1877.
Physical Description
Portion of 'Swan, Rush and Iris' wallpaper dado, silhouetted swans against a stylised background of rush and iris, suggesting the influence of Greek vase paintings; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 53.8cm
  • Width: 104.1cm
Dimensions from: 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.
Object history
This paper was intended for use with the 'Iris and Kingfisher' wallpaper (E.4035-1915).
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • 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 and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921
Collection
Accession Number
E.5124-1919

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