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Wallpaper Sample Book

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Printed paper
  • Place Made: London, England
  • DATES before 1917
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (54.6 x 36.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed: "Morris & Co. Ltd./17, George Street/Hanover Square,/London, W.1,/(Late of 449, Oxford St., W.)/Wall Papers/These patterns must not be cut. Quote name and number with order/Larger patterns can be had on application."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 71.151.2
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Selden and Designated Purchase Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION William Morris and Company. Wallpaper Sample Book, before 1917. Printed paper, 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (54.6 x 36.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Selden and Designated Purchase Fund, 71.151.2
    IMAGE overall, page 13: Tree frieze, Tulip frieze, pattern #384, 385, 71.151.2_page013_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wallpaper sample book, printed paper. Each sample illustrating different colors of different floral and foliate wallpaper designs by William Morris with pattern name and number on back. Bound in green canvas on cardboard with inscription. CONDITION - Binding worn; some old tears on paper. Page 1: "Borage Ceiling 252" -- yellow & white Page 2: "Borage Ceiling 254" -- blue & white Page 3: "Borage Ceiling 253" -- pink & white Page 4: "Ceiling 292" -- yellow & white Page 5: "Ceiling 136" -- green & white Page 6: "Ceiling 151" -- pink & white Page 7: "Ceiling 101" -- tan & white Page 8: St. James Ceiling 293" -- yellow & white Page 9: "(Fragment)" -- green & white Page 10: "Ceiling 155" -- green, gold, blue, tan on white Page 11: "Borage Ceiling 479" -- white on white Page 12: (2) "Morris Relief" -- modelled canvas "Friezes" -- modelled canvas Page 13: (2) "Tree Frieze 384" -- green, pink, brown on lt. green "Tulip Frieze 385" -- green, blue, pink on lt. green Page 14: "(Fragment)" -- grey & white Page 15: "(Fragment)" -- white on white Page 16: "Trail 431" -- grey on shiny white Page 17: "Sprig 432" -- white on shiny beige Page 18: "Loop Trail 95" -- tans on white Page 19: "Loop Trail 94" -- blues on white Page 20: "Loop Trail 169" -- pinks on white Page 21: "Loop Trail 96" -- greens on grey-green Page 22: "Apple 98" -- greens & brown on white Page 23: "Apple 97" -- blues & brown on white Page 24: "Apple 99" -- pinks & orange on white Page 25: "Garfton (sic) 235" -- gold & tan on white Page 26: "Grafton 150" -- greens & tan on white Page 27: "Spray 25" -- blue on lt. blue Page 28: "Spray 27" -- pink-brown on pink-beige Page 29: "Spray 26" -- green on blue Page 30: "Diaper 453" -- greens on white Page 31: "India 471" -- black & brown on red Page 32: "India 498" -- greens Page 33: "India 470" -- black & tan on rust Page 34: "Diaper 18" -- yellow on white Page 35: "Diaper 62" -- pink & tan on pink Page 36: "Diaper 68" -- lt. greens Page 37: "Diaper 40" -- grey on green Page 38: "Diaper 17" -- grey on khaki Page 39: "Diaper 33" -- blues Page 40: "Diaper 249" -- reds Page 41: "Venetian 11" -- yellow on white Page 42: "Venetian 10" -- green on white Page 43: "Venetian 154" -- pink on white Page 44: "Venetian 12" -- blue on white Page 45: "Venetian 56" -- lt. greens Page 46: "Venetian 350" -- white on sparkling yellow Page 47: "Venetian 427" -- white on yellow Page 48: "Venetian 428" -- lt. greens Page 49: "Venetian 415" -- pinks Page 50: "Mallow 107" -- white on cream Page 51: "Mallow 145" -- white on green Page 52: "Mallow 105" -- white on lt. gold Page 53: "Mallow 159" -- white on pale pink Page 54: "Mallow 424" -- white on green Page 55: "Mallow 426" -- white on blue Page 56: "(Fragment) Mallow" -- white on deep pink Page 57: "Mallow 106" -- lt. blue on blue Page 58: "Mallow 170" -- pink on orange-pink Page 59: "Mallow 140" -- pink on rust Page 60: "Pink & Poppy 209" -- green on cream Page 61: 'Pink & Poppy 131" -- blue on white Page 62: "Poppy (Pink &) 441" -- lt. green on white Page 63: "Pink & Poppy 129" -- orange on pink Page 64: "Pink & Poppy 153" -- blues Page 65: "Pink & Poppy 137" -- greens Page 66: "Pink & Poppy 440" -- maroon on deep rose Page 67: Marigold 495" -- blues Page 68: "Marigold 139" -- white on lt. gold Page 69: "Marigold 402" -- white on green Page 70: "Marigold 320" -- white on blue Page 71: "Marigold 44" -- pink on pink-tan Page 72: "Marigold 401" -- greens Page 73: "Marigold 42" -- blues Page 74: "Marigold 39" -- greys Page 75: "Marigold 130" -- orange on rust Page 76: "Larkspur 30" -- yellow on white Page 77: "Larkspur 160" -- pink on white Page 78: "Larkspur 28" -- blue on white Page 79: "Larkspur 34" -- green on grey Page 80: "Larkspur 29" -- blues Page 81: "Verdure 494" -- greens Page 82: "Brentwood 496" -- green, blue, red on white Page 83: "Larkspur 436" -- greens Page 84: "Larkspur 437" -- dk. pink on red Page 85: "Garden Craft 464" -- white on yellow Page 86: "Garden Craft 461" -- white on green Page 87: "Garden Craft 463" -- buff on gold Page 88: "Garden Craft 460" -- greens Page 89: "Garden Craft 459" -- blues Page 90: "Garden Craft 462" -- red on maroon Page 91: "Acorn 113" -- white on brown Page 92: "Acorn 114" -- greens Page 93: "Acorn 112" -- blues Page 94: "Sunflower 274" -- white on green Page 95: "Sunflower 115" -- white on gold Page 96: "Sunflower 434" -- white on green Page 97: "Sunflower 433" -- yellow on gold Page 98: "Sunflower 110" -- blues Page 99: "Sunflower 275" -- greens Page 100: "Sunflower 111" -- blues Page 101: "Sunflower 135" -- rust on brown Page 102: "Sunflower 435" -- yellow-greens Page 103: "Bird & Anemone 144" -- white on yellow Page 104: "Bird & Anemone 419" -- white on blue Page 105: "Bird & Anemone 143" -- pink on rust Page 106: "Pink & Rose 280" -- white on yellow Page 107: "Pink & Rose 277" -- white on pink Page 108: ' Pink & Rose 276" -- white on green Page 109: "Pink & Rose 285" -- greens Page 110: "Pink & Rose 318" -- blues Page 111: "Pink & Rose 446" -- rose on wine Page 112: "Flowering Scroll 468" -- blue, green, gold on white Page 113: "Flowering Scroll 465" -- greens & Gold on white Page 114: "Flowering Scroll 466" -- pink, rust, orange on white Page 115: "Flowering Scroll 469" -- greens Page 116: "Queen Anne 22" -- lt. blues Page 117: "Queen Anne 53" -- lt. blue-greens Page 118: "Queen Anne 20" -- grey-blues Page 119: "Queen Anne 497" -- lavender-blues Page 120: "Queen Anne 19" -- olive-greens Page 121: "Queen Anne 442" -- blues Page 122: "Wallflower 268" -- cream on gold Page 123: "Wallflower 269" -- white on green Page 124: "Wallflower 270" -- white on blue Page 125: "Wallflower 267" -- white on pink-orange Page 126: "Fritillary 179" -- green & gold on white Page 127: "Fritillary 186" -- white & tan on peach Page 128: "Fritillary 180" -- blues Page 129: "Fritillary 183" -- pink on orange-pink Page 130: "Horn Poppy 443" -- white & red on pink Page 131: "Horn Poppy 171" -- white & green on yellow Page 132: "Horn Poppy 173" -- white & rust on pink Page 133: "Horn Poppy 175" -- blues Page 134: "Horn Poppy 177" --gold on cream Page 135: "Horn Poppy 307" -- white & blue on lt. blue Page 136: "Horn Poppy 378" -- white on green Page 137: "Horn Poppy 176" -- greens Page 138: "Arcadia 198" -- yellow & white on khaki Page 139: "Arcadia 195" -- pin & red on pink-brown Page 140: "Arcadia 197" -- blues Page 141: "Arcadia 196" -- pink & cream on rust Page 142: "Bachelors Button 301" -- yellow, white, olive on green Page 143: "Bachelors Button 294" -- white & greens on blue Page 144: "Indian 473" -- greens on black Page 145: "Bachelors Button 298" -- white, gold, brown on tan Page 146: "Bachelors Button 300" -- white & blues Page 147: "Bachelors Button 296" -- yellow & tan on green Page 148: "Bachelors Button 297" -- pink, orange, wine on rust Page 149: "Indian 15" -- yellow on white Page 150: "Indian 14" -- blue on white Page 151: "Indian 349" -- white on sparkling yellow Page 152: "Indian 119" -- rose on pink Page 153: "Indian 32" -- greys on khaki Page 154: "Indian 13" -- blues Page 155: "Planet 447: -- tan, green, pink, yellow on white Page 156: "Planet 380" -- greens, blue, yellow on white Page 157: "Bruges 381" -- blue & green on white Page 158: "Bruges 421" -- white on shiny beige Page 159: "Bruges 236” -- yellow on sparkling yellow Page 160: "Bruges 246" -- lt. green on sparkling lt. green Page 161: "Bruges 237" -- blue on sparkling blue Page 162: "Bruges 319" -- lt. olives Page 163: "Bruges 244" -- greens on grey Page 164: "Bruges 243" -- rust on orange Page 165: "Bruges 423" - lt. greens Page 166: "Bruges 422" -- reds Page 167: "Bruges 405" -- greens
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