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Chrysanthemum

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1877 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (artist)
    Morris & Co. (publisher)
    Jeffrey & Co. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print from woodblocks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Morris & Co.

  • Museum number:

    E.504-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 57F

Physical description

Specimen of 'Chrysanthemum' wallpaper, yellow chrysanthemums and pink flowers facing upwards to the left and right in alternate 'rows', with green and smaller yellow foliage; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of 'Volume 1', a pattern book containing 25 Morris & Co. patterns from 1862-81 (E.441-529-1919)

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1877 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (artist)
Morris & Co. (publisher)
Jeffrey & Co. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print from woodblocks

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.

Dimensions

Height: 68.5 cm size of volume, Width: 53.3 cm size of volume

Object history note

Given by Morris & Co.

Descriptive line

Specimen of 'Chrysanthemum' wallpaper, yellow chrysanthemums and pink flowers facing upwards to the left and right in alternate 'rows', with green and smaller yellow foliage; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Printed by Jeffrey & Co. for Morris & Co.; Part of 'Volume 1', a pattern book containing 25 Morris & Co. patterns from 1862-81 (E.441-529-1919); England; 1877.

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.
Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 May-1 Sept. 1996.
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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Production Note

Within pattern book Volume 1 (1862-81).

Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants); Chrysanthemum; Leaf (plant material)

Categories

Images Online; Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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