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Wallpaper - The Owl

The Owl

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
    Essex & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Courtaulds Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.305-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR49, box DW8

Physical description

Portion of 'The Owl' wallpaper frieze, depicting pairs of owls perched over nests of chicks; Colour machine print, on paper; Numbered in ink on the mount Essex No. A.36.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
Essex & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine print, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Essex No. A.36
Numbered in ink on the mount.

Dimensions

Height: 62.3 cm portion of frieze, Width: 44 cm portion of frieze

Object history note

Given by Courtaulds Ltd.
A hanging in woollen cloth, showing the same pattern, was produced by Alexander Morton & Co. in 1898.
The frieze is reproduced in Arts Journal (1899), p 91.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'The Owl' wallpaper frieze, depicting pairs of owls perched over nests of chicks; Colour machine print, on paper; Designed by C. F. A. Voysey; Produced by Essex & Co.; England; 1897.

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

A hanging in woollen cloth, showing the same pattern, which was produced by Alexander Morton & Co. in 1898.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour machine print

Subjects depicted

Nests; Owls

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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