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Arcadia

  • 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.883-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portion of 'Arcadia' wallpaper, featuring laurel wreaths framing decorative vases, and decorative medallions containing scenes of Ancient Greeks; in one a woman sits by a tree, in another a man plays a harp; a (?)green ground with thin pale stripes; Colour screen print, on paper; Lettered with manufacturer's name etc.

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

Marks and inscriptions

JOIN HERE JOHN LINE & SONS LTD
Lettered in selvage.

Dimensions

Height: 74.5 cm, Width: 54.5 cm

Object history note

Given by John Line & Sons Ltd.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'Arcadia' wallpaper, featuring laurel wreaths framing decorative vases, and decorative medallions containing scenes of Ancient Greeks; in one a woman sits by a tree, in another a man plays a harp; a (?)green ground thin pale stripes; Colour screen print, on paper; Design by John Minton; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd.; 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.

Production Note

Not to be confused with a wallpaper with the same title designed by Cliff Holden for the 'Palladio 6' series, produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd, 1963 (Design (1963), no 170, pl 15).

Materials

Paper; Water-colour

Techniques

Colour screen print

Subjects depicted

Vases; Man; Harp; Fruit; Woman; Bird; Cornucopia; Medallions (ornament areas)

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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