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Chrysanthemum

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1877 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (publisher)
    Jeffrey & Co. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour block print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers

  • Museum number:

    E.802-1915

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 79, box B

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1877 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris & Co. (publisher)
Jeffrey & Co. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

colour block print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Chrysanthemum 92
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 '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.

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.
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.

Production Note

Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915).

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Floral pattern; Leaves (plant materials); Chrysanthemums

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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