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The Silent Pool
wall covering

designed by Graham Rice,
manufactured by Essex & Co., 1903

Wallpaper frieze with a landscape design. Graham Rice produced some excellent work for Essex & Co around 1900. This particular work has a marked oriental quality, slightly reminiscent of the French group of painters The Nabis in the simplified landscape forms.

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Wallpaper frieze block printed in distemper and stencil.

height: 10 1/2in
width: 42in

Further Reading

Sugden, Alan Victor and John Ludlam Edmondson. A History of British Wallpaper. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1925.
Illustration number 203

wall covering - The Silent Pool