Compton

Wallpaper
1896 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Specimen of 'Compton' wallpaper, a floral and foliage pattern with pink and blue flowers, with a dark-green ground; 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 'Compton' wallpaper, a floral and foliage pattern with pink and blue flowers, with a dark-green ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper; William Morris; Commissioned by Laurence Hodson for his house, 'Compton'; Part of 'Volume 2', a pattern book containing 27 Morris & Co. patterns from 1882-96 (E.530-608-1919); England; 1896.
Physical Description
Specimen of 'Compton' wallpaper, a floral and foliage pattern with pink and blue flowers, with a dark-green ground; 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
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.

Morris' last design, commissioned by Laurence Hodson for his house, 'Compton', outside Wolverhampton, and executed both as a wallpaper and as a printed textile.
Production
Within pattern book Volume 2 (1882-96).

Morris' last design, commissioned by Laurence Hodson for his house, 'Compton', outside Wolverhampton, and executed both as a wallpaper and as a printed textile.
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.606-1919

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