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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1887 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodblock print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr E. A. Entwisle

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.16-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR110

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper with a design of lozenges containing thistles, crowns and the initials VRI; Woodblock print on paper.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1887 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Woodblock print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

VRI
Part of design.

Dimensions

Height: 109 cm portion, Width: 76.7 cm portion

Object history note

Given by Mr E. A. Entwisle
Reprint from the original blocks of a design created for Balmoral Castle.
The original design (See; Entwisle, E. A. A Literary History of Wallpaper. London, 1960. pl 92) is inscribed Design for flock wallpaper Morris & Company and bears a pen note: Their Majesties prefer this design with the diamonds as big again ... the design to be in flock (not coloured).

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper with a design of lozenges containing thistles, crowns and the initials VRI; Woodblock print on paper; Reprint from the original blocks of a design created by William Morris for Balmoral Castle; Reprinted by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd.; England; 1887.

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.
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1961

Production Note

Reprint from the original blocks of a design for flock wallpaper for Balmoral Castle.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Lozenges; Crowns (headdresses); Thistles

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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