Chrysanthemum

Wallpaper
1877 (made)
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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 'Chrysanthemum' wallpaper, pale coloured chrysanthemum flowers facing upwards to the left and right in alternate 'rows', against a ground of small gold foliage on a grey ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of a pattern book.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
colour block print on paper
Brief Description
Specimen of 'Chrysanthemum' wallpaper, pale coloured chrysanthemum flowers facing upwards to the left and right in alternate 'rows', against a ground of small gold foliage on a grey ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Printed by Jeffrey & Co. for Morris & Co.; Printed by Jeffrey & Co.; Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915); England; 1877.
Physical Description
Specimen of 'Chrysanthemum' wallpaper, pale coloured chrysanthemum flowers facing upwards to the left and right in alternate 'rows', against a ground of small gold foliage on a grey ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.

Part of a pattern book.
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 84.7cm
  • Size of volume width: 66.7cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Chrysanthemum 92 (Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.)
Credit line
Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers
Object history
Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers.
Production
Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915).
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.
  • Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.
  • Clark, Fiona. William Morris Wallpapers and Chintzes. New York. 1973.
  • Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 May-1 Sept. 1996.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1915, London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916.
Collection
Accession Number
E.802-1915

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