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Jasmine

Wallpaper
1872 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Jasmine' wallpaper, an all-over pattern of hawthorn leaves, blossoms and branches on a disguised vertical meander. A scrolling tracery of jasmine providing the foreground - green colourway; Block-printed in distemper colours, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of a pattern book.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
colour block print on paper
Brief Description
Specimen of 'Jasmine' wallpaper, an all-over pattern of hawthorn leaves, blossoms and branches on a disguised vertical meander. A scrolling tracery of jasmine providing the foreground - green colourway; Block-printed in distemper colours, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Published by Morris & Co.; Printed by Jeffrey & Co.; Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915); England; First issued 1872.
Physical Description
'Jasmine' wallpaper, an all-over pattern of hawthorn leaves, blossoms and branches on a disguised vertical meander. A scrolling tracery of jasmine providing the foreground - green colourway; Block-printed in distemper colours, 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
Dimensions from: 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.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.)
Credit line
Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers
Object history
Parry notes that: 'The many deletions and substitutions in the printing record indicate initial difficulties with the pattern and it appears that the number of blocks used for its production was reduced from twenty to eleven. Attempts made in 1874 to print it in wash colours seem to have been unsuccessful.'
Production
Within a pattern book.
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.
  • Clark, Fiona. William Morris Wallpapers and Chintzes. New York. 1973.
  • Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.
  • 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.770-1915

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record createdJune 16, 2009
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