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Grafton

Wallpaper
1883 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Preliminary drawing for 'Grafton' wallpaper design, (?)brown foliage and green stems with flowers, on a pale ground. The paper is squared in pencil and there are watercolour outlines demonstrating how the design would join up in a repeat; Watercolour and pencil, on paper.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour and pencil, on paper
Brief Description
Preliminary drawing for 'Grafton' wallpaper design, (?)brown foliage and green stems with flowers, on a pale ground. The paper is squared in pencil and there are watercolour outlines demonstrating how the design would join up in a repeat; Watercolour and pencil, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Published by Morris & Co.; England; 1883.
Physical Description
Preliminary drawing for 'Grafton' wallpaper design, (?)brown foliage and green stems with flowers, on a pale ground. The paper is squared in pencil and there are watercolour outlines demonstrating how the design would join up in a repeat; Watercolour and pencil, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 42.5cm
  • Width: 34.9cm
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
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss Mary (May) Morris, daughter of the artist
Object history
Three blocks were used to print Grafton, which was available as both a two- and three colour pattern.
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.
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.955-1954

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