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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm, born 1905 - died 1983 (artist)
    Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-printed in distemper from lino-blocks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Ian E. Tregarthen Jenkin and Dr E. A. O. Whiteman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 27, box BOX1

Physical description

Sample of wallpaper with abstract organic pattern printed in brown on blue.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca.1939 (made)


Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm, born 1905 - died 1983 (artist)
Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

hand-printed in distemper from lino-blocks

Marks and inscriptions

'2' [in a circle] 'Aldridge Moss (Brown on Blue) (IJ)'
on the back of the sheet at the outer edge; pencil


Length: 133 cm, Width: 55 cm

Object history note

This is one of a group of wallpapers by John Aldridge and Edward Bawden which remained at Place House, Great Bardfield, Essex at the time of John Aldridge's death and which were bequeathed by him to Dr. E.A.O. Whiteman and Ian Tregarthen Jenkin. The papers were divided up and given to three institutions: the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture at the University of Middlesex, and the V&A.

Descriptive line

Wallpaper, 'Moss' (brown on blue), ca. 1939, by John Aldridge

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

A Popular Art: British Wallappers 1930-1960. Middlesex Polytechnic, 1990 exhibtion catalogue), p.61 (no.69)


Distemper; Paper




Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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