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Sidewall, The Peacock, ca. 1890

This is a Sidewall. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Design of peacocks and poppies which conjure images of formal landscaped gardens with brightly colored peacocks strutting about, showing off their plumage. The use of peacocks were popularized by Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Movement in the late nineteenth century. The slight bleeding of the high-speed printing works to this design’s advantage, creating a more organic feel.

This object was donated by Grace Lincoln Temple and catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway. It is credited Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 105 x 56 cm (41 5/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: "THE PEACOCK RD Nº 276170 ALSO FOR FABRICS".

Cite this object as

Sidewall, The Peacock, ca. 1890; England; machine printed on paper; H x W: 105 x 56 cm (41 5/16 x 22 1/16 in.); Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple; 1938-62-56-a,b

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