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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1938-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bawden, Edward, born 1903 - died 1989 (artist)
    Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print 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 BOX2

Physical description

A portion of wallpaper with a diamond lattice pattern with climbing plants at each edge of the sheet.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1938-1939 (made)


Bawden, Edward, born 1903 - died 1989 (artist)
Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print from lino blocks

Marks and inscriptions

'8' [in a circle] [twice] 'Bawden 'Trellis' Stone Ground (IJ)'
Textual information; on the back of the sheet at outer edge; handwriting; pencil


Height: 111.3 cm, Width: 57.4 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, 'Trellis' ca. 1938-9, by Edward Bawden

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

A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960. Middlesex Polytechnic, 1990 (exhibition catalogue), p.61-2 (no.77)

Production Note

This pattern is sometimes known as 'Periwinkle' after the flowers in the vertical borders.


Linoleum-block printing

Subjects depicted



Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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