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Plumes

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1893 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Emslie John Horniman

  • Museum number:

    E.4020-1915

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 53, box I

Physical description

Portion of 'Plumes' wallpaper, a design of peacocks, potted pomegranate trees and acanthus leaves, in shades of blue; Colour woodblock print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1893 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 71.7 cm, Width: 52.1 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr Emslie John Horniman.
This design was intended for use with the 'Trio' pilaster decoration (E.5167-1919).
This design was exhibited with part of the 'Trio' decoration (E.5167-1919) and 'Singing Bird' frieze (E.4044-1915 ) at the Chicago Exhibition of 1893.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'Plumes' wallpaper, a design of peacocks, potted pomegranate trees and acanthus leaves, in shades of green; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour woodblock print on paper; Intended for use with the 'Trio' pilaster decoration (E.5167-1919); Exhibited at the Chicago Exhibition of 1893; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1893.

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, Accessions 1915, London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Squirrels; Pilaster; Lizards; Pomegranates; Peacocks; Serpent

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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