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Wallpaper

Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    Mid-19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A. W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)
    John G Crace & Son (supplier)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, O.B.E.

  • Museum number:

    E.114-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR85, box DW9

Physical description

Specimen of wallpaper featuring heraldic motifs, after designs in the gothic manner by Pugin; Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

Mid-19th century (made)

Artist/maker

A. W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designer)
John G Crace & Son (supplier)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 81.3 cm, Width: 52 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, O.B.E.
This is one of four pieces (E.114-117-1939) designed for the Viscount Campden (later Earl of Gainsborough).

Descriptive line

Specimen of wallpaper featuring heraldic motifs, after designs in the gothic manner by Pugin; Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper; Designed for Viscount Campden (later Earl of Gainsborough); Supplied by J. G, Crace; England; Mid-19th century.

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 Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950

Production Note

This paper is one of thirty-four specimens of wallpaper (E.103-136-1939), including different colourways, made for J. G. Crace, for several decorative schemes; after designs in the gothic manner by Pugin, with heraldic motifs.
This is one of four pieces (E.114-117-1939) designed for the Viscount Campden (later Earl of Gainsborough).

Materials

Paper; Flock

Techniques

Woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Heraldic motifs

Categories

Wall coverings; Interiors; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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