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Wallpaper - The Sleeping Beauty
  • The Sleeping Beauty
    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915
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The Sleeping Beauty

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
    Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour machine print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Elisabet Hidemark

  • Museum number:

    E.60-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 11

Jeffrey & Co. produced this nursery paper in the 1880s. They included it in their range of Patent Hygienic Wallpapers. The range was promoted as being free from arsenic (a poisonous substance) and also washable. In 1880 they re-issued the design, without the figures, as a block print called The Briar Rose. Walter Crane (1845-1915) was also an illustrator of children’s books. Many of his illustrations were adapted for nursery wallpapers.

Physical description

Portion of 'The Sleeping Beauty' wallpaper, featuring characters from Sleeping Beauty, dogs and peacocks amidst bracnhes of briar rose; Colour machine print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour machine print, on paper

Dimensions

Length: 310 cm, Width: 56.8 cm

Object history note

Another portion of this wall-paper is in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.4036-1915.

Descriptive line

Portion of 'The Sleeping Beauty' wallpaper, featuring characters from Sleeping Beauty, dogs and peacocks amidst bracnhes of briar rose; Colour machine print, on paper; Designed by Walter Crane; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1879.

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

Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London, 2002. pp. 133. pl 118.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour machine print

Subjects depicted

Peacock; Briar roses; Dog

Categories

Wall coverings; Children & Childhood; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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