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Windsor Castle

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1936-59 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Odell, William J. (designer)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.2440-1980

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'Windsor Castle' wallpaper specimen, a scene of Windsor Castle within a round foliate frame, brown and pale-blue on a white ground; Screenprint 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

Odell, William J. (designer)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

WINSOR / CASTLE / W. J. Odell
Lettered in black, top-right corner of sheet.

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

WINDSOR
Lettered by hand in blue ink, correcting the misspelled title.

Dimensions

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

Object history note

Given by Shand Kydd Ltd.

Descriptive line

'Windsor Castle' wallpaper specimen, a scene of Windsor Castle within a round foliate frame, brown and pale-blue on a white ground; Screenprint on paper; Design by William J. Odell; 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

Screenprint

Subjects depicted

Trees; Sailing boat; Castle; Hatching; Tondo frame; Scenic wallpapers

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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