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Wallpaper design - The Ornamental Tree
  • The Ornamental Tree
    voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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The Ornamental Tree

  • Object:

    Wallpaper design

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    Late 19th century - early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.270-1913

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 62

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Design entitled 'The Ornamental Tree', depicting a lemon tree, on a pale ground; Pencil and watercolour, on paper; Signed C. F. A. Voysey. Archt. 23 York Place. W. and inscribed in pencil Essex & Pilkington for tile. Never published.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

Late 19th century - early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Essex & Pilkington for tile. Never published
C. F. A. Voysey. Archt. 23 York Place. W.

Dimensions

Height: 57.8 cm, Width: 53.3 cm

Object history note

This design was used by Pilkington Bros Ltd as a tile decoration. A set of tiles made after this design is in the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway. The reference to Essex & Co. in the inscription indicates that the design was also originally intended for use as a wallpaper.

Descriptive line

Design entitled 'The Ornamental Tree', depicting a lemon tree, on a pale ground; Pencil and watercolour, on paper; Signed and inscribed in pencil; This design was used by Pilkington Bros Ltd as a tile decoration; By C. F. A. Voysey; England; Late 19th - early 20th 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.
The full text of the entry is as follows:

'1269
Design entitled 'The Ornamental Tree'; signed C. F. A. Voysey. Archt. 23 York Place. W. and inscribed in pencil Essex & Pilkington for tile. Never published
Pencil and watercolour
57.8 x 53.3 cm
E.270-1913

This design was used by Pilkington Bros Ltd as a tile decoration. A set of tiles made after this design is in the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway. The reference to Essex & Co. in the inscription indicates that the design was also originally intended for use as a wallpaper.'

Production Note

This design was used by Pilkington Bros Ltd as a tile decoration. A set of tiles made after this design is in the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway. The reference to Essex & Co. in the inscription indicates that the design was also originally intended for use as a wallpaper.

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Water-colour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Tree; Lemons

Categories

Designs; Wall coverings

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O718684
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