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Almond Blossom and Swallow

Wallpaper
1878 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Portion of wallpaper frieze 'Almond Blossom and Swallow', depicting swallows flying amidst branches of pink blossom, on a blue ground flecked with (?)gold; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
Portion of wallpaper frieze 'Almond Blossom and Swallow', depicting swallows flying amidst branches of pink blossom, on a blue ground flecked with (?)gold; Designed by Walter Crane; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.; England; 1878.
Physical Description
Portion of wallpaper frieze 'Almond Blossom and Swallow', depicting swallows flying amidst branches of pink blossom, on a blue ground flecked with (?)gold; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 54cm
  • Width: 59.7cm
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 Emslie John Horniman
Object history
Given by Mr Emslie John Horniman.

Made for use with the filling 'Almond Blossom and Wallflower' (E.641-1952).

This frieze was exhibited at the International Exhibition, Paris, 1878, together with the filling, where it was awarded a gold medal.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
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.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1915, London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4038-1915

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record createdApril 3, 2009
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