Frieze, May Tree
This is a Frieze. It was designed by Walter Crane and manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. It is dated 1896 and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is block-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
A leading producer of artistic wallpapers, Jeffrey & Company commissioned designs from Walter Crane. In 1872, the company introduced the horizontal division of the wall into three sections: a frieze (such as this design) at the top, a filling below, and a dado that ran from skirting level almost to the floor. This block-printed frieze, featuring large stylized trees with a band of clouds above and bluebells below, received praise in articles on home decoration.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Roger Warner.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 137 x 57.5 cm (53 15/16 x 22 5/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Frieze, May Tree; Designed by Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915); England; block-printed paper; H x W: 137 x 57.5 cm (53 15/16 x 22 5/8 in.); Gift of Roger Warner; 1955-144-7
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.