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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1750-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print from wood blocks with wool flock on laid paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Bate

  • Museum number:

    E.533-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR78, box DW18

Physical description

Portion of red flock wallpaper, made up of smaller pieces pasted together, with portion of a matching border paper attached. It has the Georgian Excise Duty Stamp (with Paper J) on the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1750-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour print from wood blocks with wool flock on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

GR [monogram with crown] PAPER J
on the back; stamped; ink; ca.1750-1760

Dimensions

Height: 105.5 cm, Width: 56.5 cm

Object history note

This was the oldest layer in a 'sandwich' of threee papers found in a cupboard/alcove in a first-floor room in the Mansion House, Whitchurch, Shropshire.It had been pasted directly onto the wooden planking wall. It appears to have been patched together from off-cuts and pieces left over from elsewhere in the house. Though it is not possible to see a full pattern repeat it would appear to be identical to the pattern of the blue flock recorded at Doddington Hall, Lincs, in the 1760s, and has the same basic pattern (without the gold embellishment) as the red flock supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Sir William Robinson for 26 Soho Square, London (a sample of which is in the V&A collection, E.596-1985)

Descriptive line

Portion of red flock wallpaper with matching border attached. English, ca.1750-60

Materials

Paper; Distemper; Flock

Techniques

Wood block printing

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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