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Sidewall, The Peacock Garden, 1889

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. It is dated 1889 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is block printed on embossed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Peacock Garden is a dense design of flora and fauna printed in rich jewel-tone colors of blues and greens which impart a very calming, comforting influence. Typical of many of Crane’s designs there is pattern everywhere, with no blank spaces to be found. The bold peacocks are intertwined with scrolling acanthus leaves and tulips, while a lighter secondary pattern appearing like foliate sprigs covers the background.

It is credited Gift of James J. Rorimer.

Its dimensions are

119.5 x 59.5 cm (47 1/16 x 23 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, The Peacock Garden, 1889; Manufactured by Jeffrey & Company (United Kingdom); England; block printed on embossed paper; 119.5 x 59.5 cm (47 1/16 x 23 7/16 in.); Gift of James J. Rorimer; 1950-111-4

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