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Fruit

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1865-66 (designed)
    1866 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    block-printed in distemper colours, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:

    E.2210-1913

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 78, box A

Physical description

'Fruit' (or 'Pomegranate') wallpaper pattern, branches of fruit trees bearing fruit, including limes and pomegranates; Block-printed in distemper colours, on paper

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1865-66 (designed)
1866 (produced)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

block-printed in distemper colours, on paper

Object history note

Possibly the second paper designed by Morris to be issued. The serial numbering in the printing log places it between Daisy and Trellis. However, Linda Parry (see references) cites Mackail's notes that suggest that the design was made 'no earlier than 1865'.

Descriptive line

'Fruit' (or 'Pomegranate') wallpaper pattern, branches of fruit trees bearing fruit, including limes and pomegranates; Block-printed in distemper colours, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Published by Morris & Co.; England; First issued ca.1866.

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.
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, pp.206-207, ill.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1913, London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914

Materials

Paper; Distemper

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Leaves (plant materials); Lime; Branches; Fruit; Pomegranates (fruit)

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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