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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1847 (designed)
    1969 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cole & Son Wallpapers Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.332-1970

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 12

Physical description

Length of wallpaper with a design incorporating a crown, thistles and formalized flowers, in two shades of green on a gold background; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1847 (designed)
1969 (printed)

Artist/maker

A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 108.6 cm, Width: 57 cm

Object history note

Given by Cole & Son Wallpapers Ltd.
The original paper, printed in red and gold, was used in the Red Drawing Room, Scarisbrick Hall, which was rebuilt by A. W. N. Pugin and Edward Pugin, 1837-70.

Descriptive line

Length of wallpaper with a reprint of a design incorporating a crown, thistles and formalized flowers, in two shades of green on a gold background; Colour woodblock print, on paper; A printing from the original blocks used in the decoration of the Red Drawing Room of Scarisbrick Hall, Lancashire; Designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in 1847; Printed 1969.

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.

Production Note

This is a later printing from the original blocks used in the decoration of the Red Drawing Room of Scarisbrick Hall, Lancashire.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants); Crown; Thistles

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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