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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1891 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Body colour on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.5034-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Design for a pilaster showing pomegranates, peacocks, squirrels, a serpent, lizards etc; Body colour on paper; Signed with the artist's emblem and dated 1891.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1891 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Body colour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

1891
Signed with the artist's emblem and dated 1891.

Dimensions

Height: 217.2 cm, Width: 31.7 cm

Object history note

This design was possibly intended for use with the 'Cockatoo' wallpaper (E.4017,4018-1915).

Descriptive line

Design for a pilaster showing pomegranates, peacocks, squirrels, a serpent, lizards etc; Designed by Walter Crane; Body colour on paper; Signed with the artist's emblem; Possibly intended for use with 'Cockatoo' wallpaper (E.4017,4018-1915); Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1891.

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.
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

Production Note

Signed with the artist's emblem and dated 1891.

Materials

Paper; Body colour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Pomegranates; Lizards; Peacocks; Pilaster; Serpent; Squirrels

Categories

Wall coverings

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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