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Mistress Mary

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-printed from 6 engraved rollers, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2330-1920

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portion of a wallpaper and frieze, 'Mistress Mary', based on the popular English nursery rhyme 'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary'; Machine-printed from 6 engraved rollers, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1903 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Machine-printed from 6 engraved rollers, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

1903
Dated.

Dimensions

Height: 243 cm, Width: 106.4 cm

Descriptive line

Portion of a wallpaper and frieze, 'Mistress Mary', based on the popular English nursery rhyme 'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary'; Designed by Walter Crane; Machine-printed from 6 engraved rollers, on paper; Produced by Lightbown, Aspinall & Co.; England; 1903.

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.
Jennings, A. S. Wallpaper Decoration, 1907.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Machine print; Roller-printing; Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Watering can; Peacocks; Hat; Cockle shell; Trees; Hedge; Flowers

Categories

Wall coverings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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