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Iris

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1887 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (publisher)
    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour block print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers

  • Museum number:

    E.642-1915

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2D, shelf WM, box 8 A

Physical description

Specimen of 'Iris' wallpaper, a foliate and floral design featuring iris flowers and small birds; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of a pattern book.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1887 (made)

Artist/maker

Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932 (designer)
Morris & Co. (publisher)
Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

colour block print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.

Dimensions

Height: 84.7 cm size of volume, Width: 66.7 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers.

Descriptive line

Specimen of 'Iris' wallpaper, a foliate and floral design featuring iris flowers and small birds; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Design by J. H. Dearle; Published by Morris & Co.; Printed by Jeffrey & Co.; Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915); England; ca. 1887.

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.
Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.
Clark, Fiona. William Morris Wallpapers and Chintzes. New York. 1973.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1915, London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916.

Production Note

Within a pattern book.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Iris; Birds; Leaves (plant materials); Flowers; Foliation (pattern)

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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