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Wallpaper - Provence

Provence

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1951 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (designer)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand screen print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Line & Sons Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.569-1966

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR59, box DW1+2

Physical description

Portion of 'Provence' wallpaper; vertical bands of ovoid shapes, in pink, white and grey, containing various patterns and motifs in black, on a green ground flecked with grey; Hand screen print on paper; Lettered on the selvedge with facsimile signature Lucienne Day.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1951 (made)

Artist/maker

Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (designer)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand screen print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lucienne Day
Facsimile signature lettered on the selvedge.

LUCIENNE DAY JOIN HERE TRIM OFF LINE
Lettered along the selvedge.

LENT BY THE / VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Lettered on paper attached to front of design.

'PROVENCE'. Wall paper designed by / Lucienne Day for John Line & Sons / Ltd. ENGLISH; 1951. / Given by the manufacturers. / C.19338.
Lettered on paper attached to front of design.

Dimensions

Height: 74.4 cm portion, Width: 54.2 cm portion

Object history note

Given by John Line & Sons Ltd.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'Provence' wallpaper; vertical bands of ovoid shapes, in pink, white and grey, containing various patterns and motifs in black, on a green ground flecked with grey; Designed by Lucienne Day; Hand screen print on paper; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd in their series 'Limited Editions 1951'; England; 1951.

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 Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 pub. HMSO 1967

Production Note

Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd in their series 'Limited Editions 1951'.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Hand screen print

Subjects depicted

Ovals; Motifs; Dots; Flowers (plants)

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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