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Verona
wall covering

designed by Silver, Arthur,
designed by Rottmann-Silver, about 1895

This jute wallcovering was designed by Arthur Silver for manufacturer Rottman-Silver in about 1895. In the late nineteenth century, heavily stylised flowers and leaves such as these were popular art nouveau motifs. However, the shading used to colour the design is unusual – art nouveau patterns typically use flat areas of colour. This design was created using a new stencilling technique invented by Arthur Silver in the early 1890s.

Object Number

SW2310

Stencil


height: 940mm
width: 420mm

Further Reading

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930. Blurb.com, 2010.

Katagami Style , Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.,2012

Katagami Style [English language], Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.;

Hendon, Zoe. The Silver Studio and the Art of Japan, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, 2013

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