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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1st quarter 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Print from wood block

  • Museum number:

    E.615:4-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR85, box DW9

Physical description

A fragment of border paper printed with a floral motif in black on buff.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1st quarter 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Print from wood block

Dimensions

Height: 55 cm irregular, maximum, Width: 4.3 cm irregular, maximum

Object history note

These border fragments are of particular interest because of the surviving evidence of how they were attached to the walls. Four of the five pieces have holes at intervals at the edges and in some cases the heads of the rusted nails are still embedded in the paper.

Descriptive line

A fragment of wallpaper, 1 of 5 fragments of border paper printed with a floral motif in black on buff, wood block print, first quarter of the 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1994

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Floral pattern

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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