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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case FRI, Shelf 94J, Box 28

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1851-59 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pattern book containing 179 cuttings of colour prints from wood blocks, and flock, annotated by hand in ink; Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour prints from woodblock and flock in volume.
Brief Description
Pattern book containing 179 cuttings of colour prints from wood blocks, and flock; Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament; England; 1851-59.
Physical Description
Pattern book containing 179 cuttings of colour prints from wood blocks, and flock, annotated by hand in ink; Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 57.2cm
  • Size of volume width: 39.1cm
Dimensions from: Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.
Credit line
Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE
Object history
Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE.

Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.
Production
Supplied for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.
  • Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 104. pl 87.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950
Collection
Accession Number
E.137-1939

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