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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Shelf DR105, Case MB2D, Box WM8B

Sunflower

Wallpaper
07/01/1879 (design registered), 1879 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Specimen of 'Sunflower' wallpaper, a symmetrical formalised pattern of sunflowers and grape vines with fruit, white on a golden-yellow ground; Block-printed in distemper colour, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.
Part of a pattern book.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
colour block print on paper
Brief Description
Specimen of 'Sunflower' wallpaper, a symmetrical formalised pattern of sunflowers and grape vines with fruit, white on a golden-yellow ground; Block-printed in distemper colour, on paper; Designed by William Morris; Printed by Jeffery & Co. for Morris & Co.; Part of a pattern book of Morris & Co. patterns (E.633-858-1915); England; ca. 1879.
Physical Description
Specimen of 'Sunflower' wallpaper, a symmetrical formalised pattern of sunflowers and grape vines with fruit, white on a golden-yellow ground; Block-printed in distemper colour, on paper; Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.

Part of a pattern book.
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 84.7cm
  • Size of volume width: 66.7cm
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.
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Sunflower 115 (Inscribed on the back in ink with title, number and price.)
Credit line
Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers
Object history
Given by Mr Allan F. Vigers.
Production
Within a pattern book.

This design is a duplicate of a design within another Morris & Co. pattern book, either Volume 1 (1862-81) or Volume 2 (1882-96) (E.441-608-1919).
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.
  • Clark, Fiona. William Morris Wallpapers and Chintzes. New York. 1973.
  • Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.
  • Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris London : Philip Wilson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 May-1 Sept. 1996.
  • 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.817-1915

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record createdJune 17, 2009
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