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Page from a wallpaper sample book - No.17 in 'The Decorative Use of Wallpaper'

No.17 in 'The Decorative Use of Wallpaper'

  • Object:

    Page from a wallpaper sample book

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour half-tone

  • Museum number:

    E.2017:70-1990

  • 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. Here a cut-out floral frieze and borders have been applied to a paper described as 'a simple diaper in satinette', framing each section of the wall. The ceiling border is Anaglypta, a popular kind of embossed wall-covering of the period, often used to imitate plaster mouldings, cornices and other features.

Physical description

Wallpaper sample

Place of Origin

England (published)

Date

ca. 1910 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour half-tone

Dimensions

Height: 22.8 cm size of volume, Width: 31.8 cm

Descriptive line

Page showing decorative scheme for a bedroom in The Decorative Use of Wallpapers, c.1910

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Wallpaper; Bedroom; Wallpaper border; Anaglypta; Dressing table; Bed

Categories

Pattern books; Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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