Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Home Beautiful: The Mistletoe Wallpaper, 1850

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Here, we see a design for a festive wallpaper which depicts a festive line of formal, yet, stylized, pattern of pale-green birds who are perched amidst trees and mistletoe. The background is of black, white and yellow vertical stripes.

This proposed design of pencil. and watercolor on paper is Signed in ink C. F. A. V and inscribed with notes about possible production and variation.

Made in England around 1850, this design is the work of an artist known only as "Voysey." it's unknown if the paper was ever manufactured.

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