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Wallpaper - Golden Lily
  • Golden Lily
    Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932
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Golden Lily

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1880-1917 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932 (designer)
    Morris & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock, or machine, print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Shand Kydd Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.2815-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case NN, shelf 5

Physical description

Specimen of 'Golden Lily' wallpaper, a variety of entwined plants, with pink, yellow and blue flowers and green foliage, on a pale ground; Colour woodblock, or machine, print on paper.
Part of a wallpaper pattern book containing 132 specimens (E.2734-2866-1980), mounted on a display stand, with a cloth cover.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1880-1917 (made)

Artist/maker

Dearle, John Henry, born 1860 - died 1932 (designer)
Morris & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock, or machine, print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'THESE PAPERS ARE PRINTED BY HAND /

Hand or Block-printed Papers and Machine-printed Papers. /

MORRIS AND COMPANY are often asked "What is the advantage of hand-printed papers over those printed by machine?" /
HAND-PRINTED PAPERS are produced very slowly, each block used being dipped into pigment and then firmly pressed on to the paper, giving a great body of colour. This process takes place with each separate colour, which is slowly dried before another is applied. The consequence is that in the finished paper there is a considerable mass of solid colour. /
MACHINE-PRINTED PAPERS are produced at a great speed, all the colours being printed at one time and rapidly dried in a heated gallery. In consequence of the speed at which they are printed, there is merely a film of colour deposited on the surface of the paper. /
FOR PERMANENT USE we strongly recommend the hand-printed paper. /

The machine-printed papers are placed at the end of one of the books or in a msall book by themselves. /

Show Rooms: /
449, Oxford Street, London, W.'
Printed on cover sheet of stand-book.

Object history note

Produced by Morris & Co., 449, Oxford Street, London.
Given by Shand Kydd Ltd.

Descriptive line

Specimen of 'Golden Lily' wallpaper, a variety of entwined plants, with pink, yellow and blue flowers and green foliage, on a pale ground; Colour woodblock, or machine, print on paper; Designed by John Henry Dearle; Published by Morris & Co.; Part of a wallpaper pattern book containing 132 specimens (E.2734-2866-1980), mounted on a display stand, with a cloth cover; England; 1880-1917.

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.
Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 118. pl 103.
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.

Production Note

Part of a pattern book of wallpapers containing 132 specimens (E.2734-2866-1980) from 1880-1917.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Floral pattern

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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