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What is this?

All-over pattern of oak leaves and acorns. Printed in deep blue on a white ground.

Why is this in our collection?

Oakleaf was designed and printed by Marthe Armitage of Chiswick, England. The paper is quite bold and shows the influence of William Morris in its wandering, all-over oak branch design. The paper was printed by linoleum block on a manual offset lithographic printing press. Armitage attended the Chelsea School of Art in the 1940s and was Master of the Art Workers’ Guild in 1993. The Art Workers’ Guild is a society of artists, craftsmen and designers founded in the 1890s, whose past Masters have included Morris, Walter Crane, and C. F. A. Voysey. She was inspired by William Morris, A. W. N. Pugin, and Edward Bawden. The flatness of her designs is especially reminiscent of Pugin and Bawden. Great Britain... more

This is a sidewall from United Kingdom. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2005. Gift of Marthe Armitage. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

linoleum block-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

Overall: 318 x 61 cm (10 ft. 5 3/16 in. x 24 in.)

This object was made by Marthe Armitage and designed by Marthe Armitage

This object was donated by Marthe Armitage

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