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Verona

  • Object:

    Wallpaper printing block

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Skeen, Henry (designer)
    John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.1071-1970

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 18

Physical description

One of the wooden printing blocks used to print 'Verona' wallpaper, a formalised floral design; Lettered in copper strips with title, manufacturer's name etc.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Skeen, Henry (designer)
John Line & Sons Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Wood

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm, Width: 55.8 cm

Object history note

Given by Shand Kydd Ltd.

Descriptive line

One of the wooden printing blocks used to print 'Verona' wallpaper, a formalised floral design; Lettered in copper strips with title, manufacturer's name etc; Pattern designed by Henry Skeen; Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd.; England; 1950.

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

Wood; Copper

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Flowers; Grapes

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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