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Bachelor's Button

Wallpaper
1892 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Specimen of 'Bachelor's Button' wallpaper, a floral pattern, featuring large acanthus leaf scrolls, in shades of yellow; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of 'Volume 2', a pattern book containing 25 Morris & Co. patterns from 1882-96 (E.530-608-1919); England; 1875.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
Specimen of 'Bachelor's Button' wallpaper, a floral pattern, featuring large acanthus leaf scrolls, in shades of yellow; Colour woodblock print, on paper; William Morris; Part of 'Volume 2', a pattern book containing 27 Morris & Co. patterns from 1882-96 (E.530-608-1919); England; 1892.
Physical Description
Specimen of 'Bachelor's Button' wallpaper, a floral pattern, featuring large acanthus leaf scrolls, in shades of yellow; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.

Part of 'Volume 2', a pattern book containing 25 Morris & Co. patterns from 1882-96 (E.530-608-1919); England; 1875.
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 68.5cm
  • Size of volume width: 53.3cm
Dimensions from: 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.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.)
Credit line
Given by Morris & Co.
Object history
Given by Morris & Co.
Production
Within pattern book Volume 2 (1882-96).
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
  • 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 Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921
Collection
Accession Number
E.597-1919

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