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Wallpaper - Tartan

Tartan

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1936-59 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Storr, Mary (designers)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Trough and screen print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.2421-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case S, shelf K

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

'Tartan' wallpaper specimen, a tartan pattern in grey, white and red; Trough and screen print, on paper.

Within a pattern book of 151 specimens, incorporating a studio log of obsolete designs, 1936-59; Each with title etc lettered on the front, and the pages of the original pattern book with title, serial number etc in letterpress on the back; Some of the patterns interleaved with screen-printed versions, reduced in size; Book bound in cloth boards, with typescript list of titles, designer's and printing methods affixed to the inside of the front cover and to the fly leaf.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

1936-59 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Storr, Mary (designers)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Trough and screen print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

TARTAN / mary storr
"TARTAN" / 2 col TROUGH / 2 col SCREEN / MADE for / U.S enquiry / NOT TAKEN / Des. By / MARY / STORR. / TO BE / SCREEN / & TROUGH

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm size of volume, Width: 50.5 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by Shand Kydd Ltd.

Descriptive line

'Tartan' wallpaper specimen, a tartan pattern in grey, white and red; Trough and screen print, on paper; Designed by Mary Storr; Within a wallpaper pattern book of 151 specimens (E.2296-2446-1980), incorporating a studio log of obsolete designs; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd; England; 1936-59.

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.
The full text of the entry is as follows:

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Pattern book, incorporating a studio log, compiled by the donors, of obsolete designs, 1936-59; 151 specimens, including different colourways; each with title etc lettered on the front, and the pages of the original pattern book with title, serial number etc in letterpress on the back; some of the patterns interleaved with screen-printed versions, reduced in size; bound in cloth boards, with typescript list of titles, designer's and printing methods affixed to the inside of the front cover and to the fly leaf
Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd
1952-53
38 x 50.5 cm (size of volume)
Given by Shand Kydd Ltd
E.2296-2446-1980

'Aegean', by Frank Jaffe (also known as 'Hurry') (E.2296); 'Amala' (not the pattern designed by Donald Melbourne, q.v.) (E.2297); 'Arbour', by Bianca Minns (E.2298); 'Arcadia', by John Minton (E.2299); 'Arcady’, by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2300, 2301); 'Ardennes', by William J. Odell (E.2302); 'Argosy', by William J. Odell (E.2303); 'Aria', by William J. Odell (E.2304); 'Atlantis', (E.2305); 'Avondale'. by William J. Odell (E.2306); 'Balmyle', by 'Rosal' (E.2307, 2308); 'Bamboo', by William J. Odell (E.2309); 'Belcombe', by Mary Storr (E.2310); 'Belfairs', by Armfield Passano (E.2311); 'Bermuda', by Mary Storr (E.2312); 'Bird and Tree', by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2313); 'Bolingbroke', by William J. Odell (E.2314); 'Bouquet', (E.2315); 'Bracken', by William J. Odell (E.2316); 'Broads', by Henry Skeen (E.2317, 2318); 'Burleigh', by Mary Storr (E.2319); 'Camelot', by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2320); 'Camilla', by Henry Skeen (E.2321); 'Canton', by H. Close (E.2322); 'Chequers', by Addison (E.2323); 'Cherwell', by William J. Odell (E.2324); 'Chisholm', by Walter Krauer (E.2325); 'Clematis', by William J. Odell (E.2326); 'Cobham'. by Henry Skeen (E.2327); 'Colville', by William J. Odell (E.2328); 'Conlowe’, by Armfield-Passano (E.2329); 'Corinda' (E.2330, 2331); 'Courcy', by William J. Odell (E.2332); 'Crossley',by Henry Skeen (E.2333); 'Daphne' (E.2334); 'Derswell', by Henry Skeen (E.2335); 'Dominoes', by Willy Hermann (E.2336); 'Dudley', by Edgar Cattermole (E.2337); 'Early Bird', by Sylvia Priestley (E.2338); 'Emily', by Mary Storr (E.2339); 'Fairy Dell', by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2340); 'Fantasy', by Olga Lehmann (E.2341); 'Insulin 8.25', by Robert Sevant (E.2342); 'Boric Acid 8.34', by William J. Odell (E.2346); 'Insulin 8.27', by William J. Odell (E.2344); 'Afwillite 8.45', by William J. Odell (E.2345); 'Flora' (E.2346); 'Florida', by William J. Odell (E.2347); 'Fontaine', by William J. Odell (E.2348, 2349); 'Forest Glade', by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2350); 'Granada', by William J. Odell (E.2351); 'Greta', by William J. Odell (E.2352); 'Gretchen', by Beatrice V. Leyson (E.2353); 'Gustave', by Waiter Krauer (E.2354); 'Harlequin', by Henry Skeen (E.2355); 'Haslam', by A. Raisin (E.2356); 'Hassan', by G. Fisher-Jones (E.2357); 'Hatherley', by William J. Odell (E.2358, 2359); 'Heaton', by Henry Skeen (E.2360); 'Hector' (E.2361); 'Hiawatha', by Daphne Barder (E.2362); 'Huntingdon', by William J. Odell (E.2363); 'Isabella', by Jacqueline Groag (E.2364); 'Jacqueline', by William J. Odell (E.2365); 'Jennifer', (?Linx Co., Paris) (E.2366); 'Julian', by Henry Skeen (E.2367); 'Katrina', by Virginia James (E.2368); 'Kiddies' Town', by Jacqueline Groag (E.2369); 'Leaf and Berry', by G. Fisher-Jones (E.2370); 'Lomond', by Henry Skeen (E.2371); 'London Square', by Miriam Wornum (E.2372); 'Lysander', by William J. Odell (E.2373); 'Maidenhair', by Robert Scott (E.2374); 'Marina', by Sylvia Priestley (E.2375); 'Marston', by Henry Skeen (E.2376); 'Maxwell ', by Henry Skeen (E.2377); 'Medina', by William J. Odell (E.2378); 'Melford, by William J. Odell (E.2379); 'Melville', by Daphne Barder (E.2380); 'Millicent', by 'Rosal' (E.2381, 2382); 'Mirabel', by G. Kingbourne (E.2383); 'Miranda', by Jacqueline Groag (E.2384, 2385); 'Morelle'. by ? E. Calvetti (E.2386); 'Mostyne', by Willy Hermann (E.2387); 'Murania', by William J. Odell (E.2388); 'Neville', by William J. Odell (E.2389); 'Ninette', by William J. Odell (E.2390); 'Odette', by Artur Litt (E.2391); 'Orville', by William J. Odell (E.2392); 'Paeony', by Henry Skeen (E.2393); 'Penrosc', by 'Lees' (E.2394); 'Perugia', by Graham Rice (E.2395); 'Priscilla', by 'Rosal' (E.2396, 2397); 'Provence', by Lucienne Day (E.2398); 'Quartic Trellis', by Eric Ayers (E.2399); 'Quiltie'. by Arnold Lever (E.2400); 'Ribbon', arranged from a drawing by M. McGregor (E.2401); 'Riga', by Barbara Hirsch (E.2402); 'Romaine', by 'Rosal' (E.2403, 2404); 'Rowan', by G. Kingbourne (E.2405); 'Roxburgh', by Helene Gallet (E.2406); 'Saigon', by Henry Skeen (E.2407, 2408); 'Salon', by Willy Hermann (E.2409); 'Saville', by William J. Odell (E.2410); 'Seahorses', by Bruce Hollingsworth (E.2411); 'Sefton', by Henry Skeen (E.2412); 'Shalimar’, by William J. Odell (E.2413); 'Shell', by Henry Skeen (E.2414); 'Shelley'. by William J. Odell (E.2415); 'Shenstone', by Mary Storr (E.2416); 'Sherwood', by G. Fisher-Jones (E.2417); 'Sprig', by P. Pompa (E.2418); 'Summer Flowers', by Daphne Barder (E.2419); ‘Tamrico', by William J. Odell (E.2420); 'Tartan', by Mary Storr (E.2421); ‘Thalia', by Esme Grace (E.2422); ‘I'itania', by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2423); 'Trellis', by William J. Odell (E.2424); ‘Troy’, by John Minton (E.2425); 'Turnberry', by Anne Loosely (E.2426); ‘Turnberry Thistle', by Anne Loosely (E.2427); 'Tuscany', by John Minton (E.2428); 'Val Rosa', by Joyce E. Morgan (E.2429); 'Vanessa', by Henry Skeen (E.2430); 'Vanessa Trellis', by Henry Skeen (E.2431); 'Vermont', by William J. Odell (E.2432); 'Victoria', by Mary Storr (E.2433); 'Vienna', by Daphne Barder (E.2434); 'Walbrook', by N. Hart (E.2435); 'Waldron' (E.2436); 'Vivienne', by William J. Odell (E.2437); 'Western Isles', by William J. Odell (E.2438); 'Wheatley', by Mary Storr (E.2439); 'Windsor Castle', by William J. Odell (E.2440); 'Wisley', by Henry Skeen (E.2441); 'Woodlands', by W. W. C. Pitts (E.2442); 'Wycliffe', by M. Glover (E.2443); 'Yolande'. by H. Hofbauer (E.2444); 'Zambesi', by Waiter Krauer (E.2445); 'Zephyr', by Henry Skeen (E.2446).'

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screen print; Trough

Subjects depicted

Tartan

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O229192
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