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2001.281.124 (RS186074)

Description

Wallpaper fragment once part of the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. "Sunflower" pattern designed by William Morris. Lush pattern of sunflowers, meandering vines and grape clusters. Block-printed in burnt sienna on a metallic gold ground. Paper is embossed with a pebble texture and varnished.\n

Details

Maker
Morris, William (Designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1879
Design date
Inscriptions
"Morris" (handwritten)
"MORRIS & CO." (printed)
Location of origin
England; London, England
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
40 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.124
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273407
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1981.125a Relationship same pattern

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
sunflower
grape cluster
foliate
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Arts and Crafts
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
Sunflower
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 17 3/4, print width 21 1/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Varnished

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