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Wallpaper - The House that Jack Built
  • The House that Jack Built
    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915
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The House that Jack Built

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1886 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. Spiller, O.B.E.

  • Museum number:

    E.2292-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR53, box DW6

Physical description

'The House that Jack Built'; Portion of nursery wallpaper with a repeating design featuring a man seated on a throne with a book open on his knee, two figures kneeling before him. The design about them includes houses, cockerels, cows and potted plants; Colour machine print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1886 (made)

Artist/maker

Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 108 cm portion, Width: 54.6 cm portion

Object history note

Given by Miss E. Spiller, O.B.E.

Descriptive line

'The House that Jack Built'; Portion of nursery wallpaper with a repeating design featuring a man seated on a throne with a book open on his knee, two figures kneeling before him. The design about them includes houses, cockerels, cows and potted plants; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour machine print on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1886.

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.
Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour machine print

Subjects depicted

Men; Book; Houses; Sunflowers; Throne; Cows; Cockerels

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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