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Grass and Swan wallpaper design variations
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designed by Bawden, Edwardabout 1938

This is one wallpaper sample by Edward Bawden with an owl, a thrush and a church amongst wheat sheaves, from around 1938. This sample is on a brown ground and MoDA also holds the same paper in a terracotta ground colourway. This wallpaper shares a similar experimental design to Bawden's 'Swan and Grass' wallpaper (SW2069).

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Wallpaper colour printed from lino blocks.

height: 1080mm
width: 560mm (SW2228A)

height: 930mm
width: 560mm (SW2228B)

height: 544mm
width: 558mm (SW2228C)

height: 1567mm
width: 560mm (SW2228D)

height: 1260mm
width: 558mm (SW2228E)

Further Reading

Sonic Wallpaper Project sounds on Sound Cloud

de Joia, Roberta (ed). A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960 (Exhibition Catalogue). London: Middlesex University Press, 1989.

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