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Wallpaper - Chinese Magpie
  • Chinese Magpie
    Turner, William, born 1867 - died 1936
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Chinese Magpie

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Turner, William, born 1867 - died 1936 (designer)
    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine print, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2788-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 7

Physical description

Portion of of 'Chinese Magpie' wallpaper, magpies perched in branches with blossom flowers; Colour machine print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1915 (made)

Artist/maker

Turner, William, born 1867 - died 1936 (designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine print, on paper

Object history note

The Chinese paper on which this design is based is E.3679-1913. The annotations in French on the back of the design suggest that it may also have been used by a French firm as a colour guide in making replicas of the paper.

Descriptive line

Portion of of 'Chinese Magpie' wallpaper, magpies perched in branches with blossom flowers; Colour machine print, on paper; Designed by William Turner (?); Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1913.

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

Paper

Techniques

Colour machine print

Subjects depicted

Branches; Blossom; Magpies; Butterflies

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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