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Wallpaper - Minerva
  • Minerva
    Day, Lewis Foreman, born 1845 - died 1910
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Minerva

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1887 - ca.1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Day, Lewis Foreman, born 1845 - died 1910 (designer)
    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Turnbull & Stockdale Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.23195-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 56

Physical description

A portion of 'Minerva' wallpaper border; a running pattern of stylized floral motifs in light-blue, dark-blue and white; Colour machine print on paper; In a volume with cover designed by the artist and lettered Low-price Wallpapers for Staircase Decoration designed by Lewis F. Da[y] manufactured by Jeffrey & Co. 64, Essex Road Islington London N.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1887 - ca.1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Day, Lewis Foreman, born 1845 - died 1910 (designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Back of the sheet lettered with title, manufacturers' serial numbers and price.

Dimensions

Height: 57.7 cm size of volume, Width: 41.3 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by Turnbull & Stockdale Ltd.

Descriptive line

A portion of 'Minerva' wallpaper border; a running pattern of stylized floral motifs in light-blue, dark-blue and white; Designed by Lewis Foreman Day; Colour machine print on paper; In a volume titled 'Low-price Wallpapers for Staircase Decoration designed by Lewis F. Day', containing 112 portions (E.23086-23195, 23086A, 23090A-1957) of wallpapers, dadoes, friezes and borders; Manufactured by Jeffrey & Co.; England; ca.1887 - ca.1900.

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.

Production Note

'Minerva' may not be the correct title for this paper, as E.23138-23140, 23195-1957 are collectively referred to as 'Minerva' border and frieze, but feature differeing designs. See: 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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour machine print

Subjects depicted

Vitruvian scrolls; Running ornament

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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