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Acquired in 1966 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. V&A Publications. London. 2002. pp. 59. pl 52. Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 pub. HMSO 1967 Full text of entry is as follows: ANONYMOUS: Wall-papers, English Wall-paper border with a design of Egyptian motifs, made for the drawing room at Crawley House, Bedfordshire. English, 1806. Colour print from wood blocks and flock. (26.5 x 13.5 cm.) E.2259-1966 Given by Mr. John B. Fowler Note: The pattern of this paper is identical to that of E.2498-1966, except that the design is horizontal
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by John B. Fowler
date_end
1806-12-31
date_start
1806-01-01
date_text
1806 (made)
descriptive_line
Wallpaper border with Egyptian motifs
dimensions
Height: 26.3 cm paper, Width: 13.5 cm paper
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 120
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Printed in England
id
9155
label
British Galleries: This wallpaper border would have been highly fashionable in a British drawing room in 1806. Egyptian motifs came to the forefront of fashion after 1802, when the French scholar, Baron Dominique Vivant Denon published his book on Egyptian antiquities, 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte'. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:49:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:49:36.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
British Galleries, room 120, case 8
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Colour print from wood blocks, with flock
museum_number
E.2259-1966
museum_number_token
e22591966
object_number
O78180
object_type
Wallpaper border
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Strip of flock (textured surface) wallpaper depicting sphinxes, with the predominant colours being purple gold and black on a white background.
place
England
primary_image_id
2006AM9494
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type In the 18th century wallpapers were often fixed to the wall with nails or tacks, rather than pasted up. Printed borders were used to conceal the heads of the tacks and to give a neat and finished appearance to the papered wall. The fashion for using borders continued even when methods of hanging wallpapers changed and borders were no longer strictly necessary. By the early 19th century borders were available in elaborate designs to use as a frieze decoration around the upper part of the room. Places This wallpaper border was apparently made especially for the Drawing Room of Crawley House, Bedfordshire. It was probably designed to suit a decorative scheme in the Egyptian style, which was popular at this time. Subjects Depicted The border is printed with alternating motifs of a sphinx (a mythological winged lion with a woman's head and chest) and a sarcophagus (a coffin).
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
wallpaper-border-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1806
year_start
1806