The House that Jack Built

Wallpaper
1886 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour machine print on paper
Brief 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; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour machine print on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1886.
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.
Dimensions
  • Portion height: 108cm
  • Portion width: 54.6cm
Credit line
Given by Miss E. Spiller, O.B.E.
Object history
Given by Miss E. Spiller, O.B.E.
Subjects depicted
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.
  • Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2292-1931

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record createdApril 14, 2009
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