Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1879

GUSN

GUSN-177187

Description

Fragments. William Morris "Sunflower" pattern. Lush design of sunflowers, meandering vines and grape clusters. Printed in burnt sienna on a metallic gold embossed ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Pattern

Sunflower

Additional Identification Number

1932

People and Organizations

A.H. Davenport/Irving & Casson

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1981.125b
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.124

Maker

Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
Morris, William (Designer)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

26 3/4 x 22 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ellis, Sr.

Accession Number

1981.125AB

Reference Notes

for illustration of design see: Oman and Hamilton, "Wallpapers," p. 373, fig. 1065. "Elegant late nineteenth century wallpapers," Antiques Magazine, Aug. 1982, p. III. Lynn, "Wallpaper in America," pg. 372, fig. 16-7. MET, "Pursuit of Beauty," fig. 3.

Date

1879 (Pattern designed in 1879.)

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

sunflower
grapes
grapevine
lily

Period/Style

Aesthetic