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The Significance of Line

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1955 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.2530-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 2

Physical description

Specimen of wallpaper with a miniature pattern; Colour print on paper.
Within a pattern book containing 128 specimens, including different colourways; each with title, serial number etc in letterpress on the back; 3 sheets inserted with screen prints of the patterns reduced to one-eighth of the size; bound in cloth-covered boards and lettered on the spine Traditional Collection.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1955 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Title, serial number etc in letterpress on the back.

Dimensions

Height: 42.4 cm size of folder, Width: 52.2 cm size of folder

Object history note

Given by Shand Kydd Ltd.

Descriptive line

Specimen of wallpaper with a miniature pattern; Designed by William J. Odell; Colour print on paper; Within a pattern book containing 128 specimens (E.2529-2656-1980), lettered on the spine 'Traditional Collection'; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd.; England; ca.1955.

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

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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