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manufactured by Heffer Scott, about 1920

This wallpaper was manufactured by Heffer Scott around 1920. It features a Japanese scene of a lady, partly illuminated by the moon, standing with an orange and blue parasol, in a shaded pagoda. Around the pagoda are silhouetted trees and the moon can be seen clearly in the sky. In the foreground there are a few pink and mustard yellow flowers and the background colour is a vivid mid-blue. This wallpaper is typical of the fashion in the early to mid 1920s for a highly romanticised view of the Orient.

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Wallpaper block printed in distemper.

height: 635mm
width: 560mm

Further Reading

Modern Decorative Art in England, London, 1922. B. W.G. Paulson Townsend p. 125, fig. 141 (illustration)

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

Zoƫ Hendon (ed.), The Hasler Gallery, London, 2015.

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