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Tuscany

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1951 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screen print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Line & Sons Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.572-1966

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR77, box DW19

Physical description

Portion of 'Tuscany' wallpaper, 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 white and green, with blue stars; Colour screen print, on paper.

NB; The circular vase motifs are those used in Minton’s 'Troy' design (E.2425-1980 and E.572A-1966).

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1951 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour screen print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 73.3 cm, Width: 54.6 cm

Object history note

Given by John Line & Sons Ltd.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'Tuscany' wallpaper, 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 white and green, with blue stars; Colour screen print, on paper; Design by John Minton; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd in their series 'Limited Editions'; England; 1951.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 pub. HMSO 1967

Materials

Paper; Water-colour

Techniques

Colour screen print

Subjects depicted

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

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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