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Murania

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1951 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Odell, William J. (designer)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen print, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.971-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 104

Physical description

Portion of 'Murania' wallpaper, a design featuring decorative vases, jugs and foliage, brown and cream on a grey ground; Screen print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1951 (printed)

Artist/maker

Odell, William J. (designer)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

JOHN LINE & SONS LTD "MURANIA" DESIGNED BY W. J. ODELL W. J. ODELL [AS A PRINTED SIGNATURE] JOHN LINE & SONS
Lettered, in brown, in selvage.

'MURANIA'. Wall paper designed by / W.J. Odell for John Lane & Sons Ltd. / ENGLISH; 1951. / Given by the manufacturers. C.19345.
Lettered on paper label, attached to front of design.

LENT BY THE / VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Lettered on paper label, attached to front of design.

Dimensions

Height: 73.5 cm portion, Width: 54.5 cm portion

Descriptive line

Portion of 'Murania' wallpaper, a design featuring decorative vases, jugs and foliage, brown and cream on a grey ground; Screen print, on paper; Designed by William J. Odell; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd for their series 'Limited Editions 1951'; England; 1951.

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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screen print

Subjects depicted

Leaves (plant materials); Vases; Jugs

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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