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about 1890

A wallpaper probably intended for use as a dado paper from around 1890. This paper is an example of cheap 'Aesthetic Movement' wallpapers with a crowded pattern of Japanese motifs - fans, chrysanthemums, roundels, fretwork etc., in predominately aesthetic colours of olive green, grey, red and yellow. This design is likely inspired by the work of aesthetic movement designers such as Bruce Talbert.

Object Number

SW2004

Colour machine printed, distemper on paper.


height: 465mm
width: 255mm

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

Colour

green

Style

Aesthetic

Design

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