Sidewall, Oranges and Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clements, 1902
"Oranges and Lemons" is a well-known English nursery rhyme. Of unknown origin, it is possible that the children of London made up the words to fit the rhythm of the ringing church bells. This delightful wallpaper shows a group of children encircled around a pair of these fruit trees, their costumes each composed of a different pattern which is set against the pattern created by the daisies in the grass.
It is credited
Gift of Empire Wall-Paper Company.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 56.8 x 55.9 cm (22 3/8 x 22 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Oranges and Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clements, 1902; Made by Jeffrey & Company (United Kingdom); England; machine printed on paper; H x W: 56.8 x 55.9 cm (22 3/8 x 22 in.); Gift of Empire Wall-Paper Company; 1946-97-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books.