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Cirque

  • Object:

    Page in wallpaper pattern book

  • Date:

    ca.1928

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour line block, letterpess and half-tone

  • Museum number:

    E.2021:42-1990

  • Gallery location:

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

Wallpaper manufacturers and decorating firms have published pattern books showing rooms decorated with specific wallpapers and matching furnishings since the late 19th century. This proposal for a decorative scheme for a nursery shows a simple floral stripe wallpaper with a design of circus performers as a pictorial frieze.

Date

ca.1928

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour line block, letterpess and half-tone

Dimensions

Height: 25.2 cm size of volume, Width: 32.5 cm

Subjects depicted

Wallpaper; Clowns; Dancers; Toys; Acrobats; Nursery

Categories

Pattern books; Wall coverings; Children & Childhood

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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