Sidewall, The Peacock, ca. 1890
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.
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