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Wallpaper

ca. 1848 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A.W.N. Pugin was an architect and designer who produced a number of wallpapers, often designed specifically for individual clients. This wallpaper was designed for Lady Macdonald Lockhart to use in Lee Castle in Lanarkshire. The design is of the kind known as a rebus in which the things represented stand for a name - here 'Lockhart' is represented by a heart motif within a lock, linked to smaller outer cirlces which contain the monogram ML. There is a second example of this paper in another colourway in the V&A, museum number E.128-1939.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper
Brief Description
Wallpaper with a pattern containing the Lockhart monogram, motto and the rebus of a heart and a lock; Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper; Designed by A.W.N Pugin for Lady Macdonald Lockhart, for use in Lee Castle in Lanarkshire; Supplied by J. G. Crace; England; ca.1848.
Physical Description
Wallpaper with a pattern containing the Lockhart monogram, motto and the rebus of a heart and a lock; Colour woodblock print and flock, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 81.3cm
  • Width: 52cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan, in memory of his father Arthur Barnard Cowtan, O.B.E.
Object history
Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan, in memory of his father Arthur Barnard Cowtan, O.B.E.

This paper is one of two pieces (E.128-129-1939) made for Lady Macdonald Lockhart, for use in Lee Castle in Lanarkshire.
Production
This paper is one of thirty-four specimens of wallpaper (E.103-136-1939), including different colourways, made for J. G. Crace, for several decorative schemes; after designs in the gothic manner by Pugin, with heraldic motifs.

This paper is one of two pieces (E.128-129-1939) made for Lady Macdonald Lockhart, Lee Castle.
Subjects depicted
Summary
A.W.N. Pugin was an architect and designer who produced a number of wallpapers, often designed specifically for individual clients. This wallpaper was designed for Lady Macdonald Lockhart to use in Lee Castle in Lanarkshire. The design is of the kind known as a rebus in which the things represented stand for a name - here 'Lockhart' is represented by a heart motif within a lock, linked to smaller outer cirlces which contain the monogram ML. There is a second example of this paper in another colourway in the V&A, museum number E.128-1939.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Alexandra Wedgwood, A.W.N. Pugin and the Pugin Family: Catalogue of Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A, 1985), cat.320, p.197
  • 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 & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950
Collection
Accession Number
E.129-1939

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