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The Minstrel

  • Object:

    Wallpaper design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    Late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Courtaulds Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.148-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 133

Physical description

Design (incomplete) used for a wallpaper frieze and for a wall hanging entitled 'The Minstrel'. Depicting a man in blue clothing, with a harp, sitting beneath a tree; Watercolour and pencil, on paper; Numbered 56.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

Late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered 56.

Dimensions

Height: 54 cm, Width: 26.9 cm

Object history note

Given by Courtaulds Ltd.
The design is possibly a copy.

Descriptive line

Design (incomplete) entitled 'The Minstrel', depicting a man in blue clothing, with a harp, sitting beneath a tree; Watercolour and pencil, on paper; Numbered '56'; Used for a wallpaper frieze (produced by Essex & Co.) and for a wall hanging (produced by Alexander Morton & Co.). Design; By C. F. A. Voysey; England; Late 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.
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986

Production Note

The design is possibly a copy.

Materials

Paper; Water-colour; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing; Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Trees; Harp (chordophone); Minstrel; Man

Categories

Designs; Wall coverings; Textiles

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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