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Turnberry Thistle

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1936-59 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Loosely, Anne (designer)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Trough and screen print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.2427-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 8

Physical description

'Turnberry Thistle' wallpaper specimen, a repeat brick pattern of bouquets of a variety of foliage, white on a ground of light and dark vertical stripes; 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 (made)

Date

1936-59 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Loosely, Anne (designer)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Trough and screen print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

TURNBERRY THISTLE/ purchased
Lettered in black, top-right corner of sheet.

TROUGH + SCREEN
Lettered by hand in blue ink, bottom-right corner of design.

"TURNBERRY / THISTLE" / ANN LOOSELY. / 2 col Trough + 1 Screen [?] / [?] FRANK JAFFE
Lettered by hand in blue ink, top-right corner of design.

Dimensions

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

Object history note

Given by Shand Kydd Ltd.

Descriptive line

'Turnberry Thistle' wallpaper specimen, a repeat brick pattern of bouquets of a variety of foliage, white on a ground of light and dark vertical stripes; Trough and screen print, on paper; Design by Anne Loosely; 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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screen print; Trough

Subjects depicted

Stripes; Leaves (plant materials); Bouquets

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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