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Coronation Decoration

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1953 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr L. R. King

  • Museum number:

    E.885-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 101

Physical description

Specimen of hand-printed wallpaper commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; Diaper pattern of lozenges, created from branches of leaves, each containing a crown or the monogram ER II; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Within Coronation Decoration, produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd., a pattern book of hand-printed wallpapers containing 27 specimens (E.872-898-1977), including different colourways, commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; each with serial number etc on the back; in a paper folder, with letterpress description.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1953 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Serial number etc on the back; in a paper folder, with letterpress description.

ER II
Monogram, lettered as part of design.

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm size of folder, Width: 25.4 cm size of folder

Object history note

Given by Mr L. R. King.

Historical context note

This design commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Descriptive line

Specimen of hand-printed wallpaper commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II;Specimen of hand-printed wallpaper commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; Diaper pattern of lozenges, created from branches of leaves, each containing a crown or the monogram 'ER II'; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Within 'Coronation Decoration', a pattern book of hand-printed wallpapers containing 27 specimens (E.872-898-1977); Produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd.; England; 1953.

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

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Crowns (headdresses); Diaper-work; Lattice pattern

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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