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  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1872 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour block print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers

  • Museum number:

    E.639-1915

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'Scroll' wallpaper pattern, floral design with pale coloured flowers and underlay of 'Branch' pattern (E.467-1919) in green-grey and white; Print on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of Volume 1, a pattern book containing 25 Morris & Co. patterns from 1862-81 (E.441-529-1919).

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1872 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

colour block print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Scroll 207
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

'Scroll' wallpaper pattern, floral design with pale coloured flowers and underlay of 'Branch' pattern (E.467-1919) in grey and white; Print on paper; Published by Morris & Co.; Printed by Jeffrey & Co.; Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915); England; ca. 1872.

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

Part of a pattern book.
Underlay of design is 'Branch' (E.467-1919).

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Leaves (plant materials); Foliation (pattern); Flowers (plants); Floral pattern

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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