Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Home Beautiful: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Wallpaper, 1897

The Victoria & Albert Museum

We’ve seen other examples of wallpapers created expressly for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.  This is the most abstract and vibrantly-colored, indicative of the coming rise of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

The design for the wallpaper depicts a crown, rose, thistle, shamrock and acanthus, in green, yellow and blue.  This sample is signed in ink by C. F. A. Voysey. Architect. 23, York Place W.

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