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Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case DW, Shelf 53, Box II

Wallpaper

1911 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Portion of a wallpaper frieze featuring a lyre and foliage, with an egg and dart molding pattern running above. This frieze shows an ancient lyre made of tortoise shell and goats' horns. Design in white and green on a green ground; For use with the 'Classic' pilaster (E.5039-1919); Colour woodblock print, on paper.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
Portion of a wallpaper frieze featuring a lyre and foliage, with an egg and dart molding pattern running above. This frieze shows an ancient lyre made of tortoise shell and goats' horns; Design in white and green on a green ground; For use with the 'Classic' pilaster (E.5039-1919); Designed by Walter Crane; Colour woodblock print, on paper; England; 1911.
Physical Description
Portion of a wallpaper frieze featuring a lyre and foliage, with an egg and dart molding pattern running above. This frieze shows an ancient lyre made of tortoise shell and goats' horns. Design in white and green on a green ground; For use with the 'Classic' pilaster (E.5039-1919); Colour woodblock print, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45.2cm
  • Width: 83.8cm
Dimensions from: 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.
Style
Object history
This frieze was intended for use with the 'Classic' pilaster (E.5039-1919).
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
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.
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
E.5133-1919

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