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Page from a wallpaper sample book - Jasmin

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:

    E.2018:6-1990

  • 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)

Date

1930 (published)

Artist/maker

Paul Gruin (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour half tone

Dimensions

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

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Desk; Office; Chairs; Interior view; Wallpaper

Categories

Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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