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Page from a wallpaper sample book - Jasmin


  • Object:

    Page from a wallpaper sample book

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1930 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Gruin (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour half tone

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3B, shelf HIGH, box 2

Since the late 19th century wallpaper manufacturers and interior decorating firms have published pattern books showing artists' impressions of rooms furnished with specific wallpapers and matching furniture and fabrics. These were a help to customers, because it was difficult to judge the effect of a wall covered in a large-scale pattern using only a sample as a guide. Here the dominant wallpaper is a typical Modernist pattern of abstract motifs, hung with a matching beige paper. It complements the sleek Art Deco furnishings in an office interior.

Physical description

Wallpaper sample

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


1930 (published)


Paul Gruin (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour half tone


Height: 17.2 cm image, Width: 18.2 cm image, Height: 26.5 cm volume, Width: 29.5 cm volume

Descriptive line

One page of book of prints of interiors; P.G., Paris


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Desk; Interior view; Office; Chairs; Wallpaper


Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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