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The Peacock Garden

Wallpaper
ca.1889 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Advertisement reproduction of the 'The Peacock Garden' wallpaper decoration designed by Walter Crane; Process half-tone engraving print, on paper.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Process half-tone engraving, on paper
Brief Description
Advertisement reproduction of the 'The Peacock Garden' wallpaper decoration designed by Walter Crane; Process half-tone engraving print, on paper; England; ca. 1889
Physical Description
Advertisement reproduction of the 'The Peacock Garden' wallpaper decoration designed by Walter Crane; Process half-tone engraving print, on paper.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • <----- 3’.6” ---> / <----- 1’.9” ---> / <----- 3’.6” ---> / <----- 1’.9¼” ---> (Measurements lettered around borders of sheet.)
  • “VICTORIAN WALL-PAPER.” / Price of frieze in Tapestry Flock 7/6 yd. / Price of Fr[lost in tear of paper]ze in Color 3/6 yd. (Lettered above design.)
  • "PHOTO-TINT," by James Akerman. 6. Queen Square. London. W C / Price in Embssed / Leather Paper from 8/6 yd. / Price in Tapestry Flock 7/-yd. / Price in color from 21d. yd. / THE "PEACOCK GARDEN" DECORATION, / DESIGNED BY WALTER CRANE. / FOR / JEFFREY & Co., Paperstainers, 64, Essex Road, London. N. / THIS DECORATION WAS EXHIBITED AT THE PARIS EXHIBITION 1889, (GOLD MEDAL AWARDED.) (Lettered below design.)
Credit line
Given by Emslie John Horniman, Esq.
Object history
This decoration was exhibited at the Paris Exhibition 1889 (Gold Medal Awarded).
Subjects 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.
  • 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.4054-1915

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