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Wallpaper - Tuscany

Tuscany

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1936-59 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Minton, John, born 1917 - died 1957 (designer)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.2428-1980

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'Tuscany' wallpaper specimen. Repeating motifs running in vertical bands; one, male and female heads facing each other, surrounded by small stars; the other, a motif of a circle containing a vase. Stylised foliage runs around the motifs giving a diaper pattern effect. Design in cream with a blue ground; Screen print on paper.

NB; The circular vase motifs are those used in Minton’s 'Troy' design (E.2425-1980).

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

Minton, John, born 1917 - died 1957 (designer)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

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

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

John Minton
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

'Tuscany' wallpaper specimen. Repeating motifs running in vertical bands; one, male and female heads facing each other, surrounded by small stars; the other, a motif of a circle containing a vase. Stylised foliage runs around the motifs giving a diaper pattern effect. Design in cream with a blue ground; Screen print on paper; Design by John Minton; 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

Subjects depicted

All-over pattern; Motifs; Woman's head; Man's head; Vases

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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