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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    ICI Ltd (Paints Division) (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by ICI (Ltd) Paints Division

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 5

Physical description

Specimen of 'Tansy' vinyl wallpaper; Screen print on paper.

Within Studio One, a pattern book containing 92 specimens (E.1034-1124-1979), including different colourways; each with title, artist's name, serial number etc printed on the back; the volume is interleaved with photographs of contemporary interiors; bound in cloth covered boards, with carrying handle and clip fastener.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1976 (manufactured)


ICI Ltd (Paints Division) (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 60.5 cm size of volume, Width: 50 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by ICI (Ltd) Paints Division.

Historical context note

Winner of a Design Council Award, 1976.

Descriptive line

Specimen of 'Tansy' vinyl wallpaper; Screen print on paper; Within 'Studio One', a pattern book containing 92 specimens (E.1034-1124-1979); Produced in the Vymura range by ICI (Ltd) Paints Division; England; 1976.

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.


Printing ink; Paper


Screen print; Printing


Wall coverings; Prints; Design Council Award Winner


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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