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Woodnotes

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1880-1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
    Akerman, James (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Process half-tone engraving, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Emslie John Horniman, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.4057-1915

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 55

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1880-1915 (made)

Artist/maker

Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
Akerman, James (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Process half-tone engraving, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

<----- 3’.6” ---> / <----- 1’.9” ---> / <----- 3’.6” ---> / <----- 1’.8¼” --->
Measurements lettered around edge of design.

“PHOTO-TINT”, by James Akerman, 6. Queen Square, London. W. C. / : WOOD-NOTES : / “Under the greenwood tree / Who loves to lie with me / And turn his merry note / Unto the sweet birds throat.” / : William Shakespeare – Song in “As you like it.” / DESIGNED BY WALTER CRANE. / FOR / JEFFREY& Co. PAPERSTAINERS, 64, ESSEX ROAD, LONDON. N.
Lettered below design.

Descriptive line

Advertisement reproduction of the 'Woodnotes' wallpaper designed by Walter Crane; Process half-tone engraving print, on paper; England; ca.1880-1915.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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.

Production Note

"PHOTO-TINT", by James Akerman lettered below design.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Hunting horns; Rabbit; Scrolling foliage; Hare; Deer; Fauns; Hound; Dog

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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