Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1879

GUSN

GUSN-273407

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

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Morris" (handwritten)
"MORRIS & CO." (printed)

Pattern

Sunflower

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

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

Location of Origin

England; London, England

Dimensions

40 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.124

Date

1879 (Design date)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

sunflower
grape cluster
foliate

Period/Style

Arts and Crafts