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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Design for wallpaper

Design Drawing
1851 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Designs (on 2 sheets), probably full-size, for a wallpaper. Finished design containing two green birds in parallelograms, a fleur-de-lys in a diamond and four small square floral and foliage patterns.
read William Morris and wallpaper design During his career, William Morris produced over 50 wallpapers. These designs – many of which feature in the V&A's extensive Morris collection – adopted a naturalistic and very British take on pattern that was both new and quietly radical.
object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and yellow, blue, green and brown washes.
Brief Description
Designs (on 2 sheets), probably full-size, for a wallpaper by A W Pugin.
Physical Description
Designs (on 2 sheets), probably full-size, for a wallpaper. Finished design containing two green birds in parallelograms, a fleur-de-lys in a diamond and four small square floral and foliage patterns.
Dimensions
  • Height: 533mm
  • Width: 585mm
Production typeDesign
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family , London; V&A, 1985, p. 280.
Collection
Accession Number
D.699-1908

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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