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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1848-50 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood block print and gold flock, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cole & Son Wallpapers Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.1705-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 4

Physical description

Length of wallpaper with a design of an heraldic leopard and two Tudor roses within roundels against a background of conventionalized foliage and pineapples; Wood block print and gold flock, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1848-50 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Wood block print and gold flock, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 154.8 cm, Width: 55.2 cm design, Width: 573 mm sheet

Object history note

Given by Cole & Son Wallpapers Ltd.
This is a later printing, from the original blocks, of a paper made by Samuel Scott for J. G. Crace and used in the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.
This example paper was shown in the Exhibition of Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Arts, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1952.

Descriptive line

Length of wallpaper with a design of an heraldic leopard and two Tudor roses within roundels against a background of conventionalized foliage and pineapples; Wood block print and gold flock, on paper; Designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin; Later printing, from the original blocks, of a paper made by Samuel Scott for J. G. Crace and used in the decoration of the Houses of Parliament; England; ca. 1848-50.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963
Jervis, Simon, Victorian and Edwardian decorative art: the Handley-Read collection, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1972

Production Note

This is a later printing, from the original blocks, of a paper made by Samuel Scott for J. G. Crace and used in the decoration of the Houses of Parliament

Materials

Paper; Flock

Techniques

Woodblock print; Flocking

Subjects depicted

Pineapples; Leopard; Leaves (plant materials); Tudor roses; Roundels

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints; Heraldry

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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