“My wallpaper is killing me. One of us will have to go” – Oscar Wilde.
Among many other things, the Prints, Drawings and Paintings collection also includes a spectacular selection of wallpapers. This post showcases some of the more striking, unusual and eclectic wall-coverings spanning the late 18th to the late 19th centuries. Click on the images if you would like more information about each one.
Potters of Darwen. “Perspective views of a Railway Station”. Lancashire, 1850-1853.
Colour woodblock print.
F. Scott & Son. Grotesque/comic wallpaper. British, 1870s.