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Wallpaper - The Saladin
  • The Saladin
    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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The Saladin

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.261-1953

  • Gallery location:

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

C. F. A. Voysey (1857-1941) was a prolific designer of wallpapers and textiles. Many are in an Art Nouveau style. They also clearly show the influence of William Morris’s principles of pattern design and his use of plant forms and birds as basic motifs. Voysey supplied a number of wallpaper designs to the manufacturer Essex & Co. In their advertisements they described him as ‘the Genius of Pattern’.

Physical description

Portion of 'The Saladin' wallpaper; Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1897 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 69.8 cm, Width: 53.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'The Saladin' wallpaper; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Designed by C. F. A. Voysey; Produced by Essex & Co.; England; ca. 1897.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Stephen F. Eisenman with Corinne Granof, Design in the Age of Darwin. From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0-8101-5204-5.
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.
Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 119. pl 104.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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