Sidewall, Tree & Cow
This is a sidewall. It was designed by Edward Bawden and produced by The Curwen Press. It is dated 1927 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is lithograph from linocut. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
Edward Bawden was a watercolorist, book illustrator, mural painter, and designer. In 1925, Bawden saw William Morris’s wallpaper, Daisy, in an exhibition and was inspired to design his first wallpaper. Harold Curwen, of the Curwen Press, saw some of these early designs and wanted to transfer the pieces to his lithographic press so they could be reproduced and sold. Bawden designed 14 wallpapers between 1926 and 1933 for the Curwen Press. These papers are now quite rare.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program and Pauline C. Noyes Funds.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 55.5 x 55.5cm (21 7/8 x 21 7/8in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Tree & Cow; Designed by Edward Bawden (English, 1903 – 1989); England; lithograph from linocut; Overall: 55.5 x 55.5cm (21 7/8 x 21 7/8in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program and Pauline C. Noyes Funds; 1996-32-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.