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'Print room' style

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Doddington Hall (paper hung)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr G. E. Jarvis

  • Museum number:

    E.473-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 42

In the 1750s and 1760s there was a fashion for print rooms. These were rooms decorated with prints that had been cut out and pasted directly onto the walls, and embellished with printed paper frames, swags and ribbons. In due course wallpapers were produced that emulated the effect of a print room. This paper comes from Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, and was used in the fashionable redecoration of the house undertaken by Sir John Hussey Delaval around 1760. A blue-ground version of the same pattern also survives. Another fine 'print room' paper in the Museum’s collection is E.474-1914.

Physical description

Portion of wallpaper with panels of landscapes, floral festoons, etc, printed in white, blue, brown and grey on a yellow ground. Colour woodblock print, on paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Doddington Hall (paper hung)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 40.6 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr G. E. Jarvis.

Provenance: Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire.
Doddington Hall was 'Georgianized' by Sir John Hussey Delaval, circa 1760. This paper and E.472-1914, E.474-1914 and E.475-1914 were formerly attributed to John Baptist Jackson.

Descriptive line

Portion of wallpaper with panels of landscapes, floral festoons, etc, printed in white, blue, brown and grey on a yellow ground; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Provenance: Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire; English; ca. 1760.

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.
Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 87. pl 72.

Production Note

Doddington Hall was 'Georgianized' by Sir John Hussey Delaval, circa 1760. This paper and E.472-1914, E.474-1914 and E.475-1914 were formerly attributed to John Baptist Jackson.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Landscapes (representations); Trees; Trophies; Frames (furnishings); Ruins

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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