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National

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.5118-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 55

Physical description

Portion of 'National' wallpaper, featuring; a shield bearing the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom in blue and white; medallions containing St Patrick and St George on horseback, carrying their respective flags; a combination of thistles and other plants in red, on a dark ground; Colour woodblock print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

.S.PATRCK. / S.GEORGE.
Lettered as part of design.

Dimensions

Height: 83.8 cm Average size of E.5116-5123-1919, Width: 50.8 cm Average size of E.5116-5123-1919

Descriptive line

Portion of 'National' wallpaper, featuring; a shield bearing the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom in blue and white; medallions containing St Patrick and St George on horseback, carrying their respective flags; a combination of thistles and other plants in red, on a dark ground; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour woodblock print on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1897.

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

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Horses (animals); Thistles (plants); Coat of arms, royal; Shields (motifs)

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints; Heraldry

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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