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2008.6.32 (RS196170)

Description

Unused wallpaper sample. Repeating green parrots in two different poses, one bent over with wings splayed, the other standing straight on with wings splayed, among twisted vines of pomegranates, all on striped embossed gold ground. British paper "Cockatoo and Pomegranate" designed by Walter Crane and probably produced by Jeffrey & Co.

Details

Maker
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 (Designer)
Probably Jeffrey & Co.
Date
1899
Inscriptions
"SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM / NORWICH, CONN. / 1890"
[in pencil] "454 21 / 30 yd" (Stamp and written)
Location of origin
England, Norwich, CT (use); England
Object type
Building Component
Places
England
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
29 3/4 in x 22 3/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2008.6.32
Credit Line
Gift of the Slater Memorial Museum
GUSN
103510
Related Items
Title 2008.6.99 Accession number 2008.6.1

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Period/Style
Art Nouveau
Form
unused
Pattern Name
Cockatoo and Pomegranate
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

Comments

Accession No. 2008.6.32 #

AvatarPosted by Graham Smith on November 20, 2013
This wallpaper is a design by Walter Crane (British) in c1899 called "Cockatoo and Pomegranate", probably a colour woodblock print produced by Jeffrey & Co. Other samples are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (their Accession Nos. E.1761-1914 and E.2320-1932, which can be seen on their searchable "collections.vam.ac" UK web site). Doubtless other museums/galleries also have samples.
Hope this is of help.

Wallpaper Grant #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on December 23, 2013
Thank you for your interest in our wallpaper collection. We are currently about halfway through an IMLS grant to improve the online access to our wallpaper collection, search functions, digital images, make corrections to the database, and add data for a new gift of over 2000 papers. Please keep checking back over the next year to see the changes.
Sincerely, Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager