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designed by Silver, Arthur,
Silver Studio, about 1885

An aesthetic design for a dado wallpaper by Arthur Silver of the Silver Studio in around 1885. The design features squares containing peacock feathers and Japanese motifs, in dark blue, on a mid blue ground. The pattern is not dissimilar from E.W Godwin's wallpaper of the 1870s.

Object Number

SD1507

Gouache on cartridge paper.


height: 415mm
width: 497mm

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

blue

Style

Aesthetic

Design

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