Wallpapers study guide

Page 22 (verso) from a wallpaper sample book, England, UK, 1837–44. Museum no. E.431:22-1943

Page 22 (verso) from a wallpaper sample book, probably a record book of the firm later known as Jeffrey & Co., England, UK, 1837–44. Museum no. E.431:22-1943

General bibliography


  • A popular art: British Wallpapers 1930–1960 (Silver Studio exhibition catalogue). London: Middlesex Polytechnic, 1990
  • A Decorative Art: 19th Century Wallpapers in the Whitworth Art Gallery (exhibition catalogue, 1985)
  • Banham, J, Wallpapers: 17th century to present day. London, 1990
  • Calloway, Stephen, Twentieth-century decoration: the domestic interior from 1900 to the present day (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988)
  • Clark, F, William Morris: wallpapers & chintzes. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1973
  • Cooper, Nicholas, The Opulent Eye: Late Victorian and Edwardian Taste in Interior Design (with photographic plates by H. Bedford Lemere), The Architectural Press, London, 1976
  • Crick, C, Historic wallpapers in the Whitworth Art Gallery. 1972
  • Donaghy Garrett, Elizabeth, At Home.The American Family 1750-1870 Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1990
  • Entwisle, E.A, A book of wallpaper: a history and an appreciation. London: A. Barker, 1954
  • Entwisle, E.A, A literary history of wallpaper. London: Batsford, 1960
  • Entwisle, E.A., French Scenic Wallpapers 1800-1860 Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis, 1972
  • Entwisle, E.A, Wallpapers of the Victorian era. Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis, 1964
  • Floud, P.C, Dating William Morris patterns. Architectural Review 1960
  • Follot, C and Clouzot, Henri, Histoire du papier peint en France. Paris: C. Moreau, 1935
  • Fowler, John, and Cornforth, John, English decoration in the 18th century London, 1974; 2nd ed. 1978
  • Georgian group guides. No.6 Wallpaper, 1989
  • Gere, Charlotte, Nineteenth-Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1989
  • Gere, C. and Hoskins, L. The house beautiful: Oscar Wilde and the aesthetic interior Lund Humphreys in association with Geffrye Museum, London, 2000
  • Greysmith, B, Wallpaper. London 1976
  • Hamilton, Jean, An introduction to wallpaper. HMSO, 1983
  • Hapgood, M. Oliver, Wallpaper and the artist: from Durer to Warhol. London: Abbeville Press, 1992
  • Home and Garden: Paintings and Drawings of English, middle-class urban domestic spaces 1675-1914 (exhibition catalogue) Geffrye Museum, London, 2003
  • Hoskins, L,ed., The papered wall: the history, patterns and techniques of wallpaper. London: Thames & Hudson, 1994 [this contains a thorough bibliography]
  • Jacqué, Bernard, ed., Les Papiers Peints en Arabesques Editions de la Martinière, Paris / Musée du Papier Peint, Rixheim, 1995
  • Koldeweij, E., ‘The making and Marketing of Gilt Leather in Seventeenth-century Holland’, Print Quarterly, XIII, 1996, 2, pp.136-48
  • Kosuda-Warner, Joanne, Landscape Wallcoverings. Scala Publishers, London / Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 2001
  • Kosuda-Warner, Joanne, Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s (exhibition catalogue) Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 1995
  • Lynn, Catherine, Wallpaper in America from the Seventeenth Century to World War I Norton, New York, 1980
  • McClelland, N, Historic wallpapers. 1924
  • Nouvel, Odile, Wallpapers of France 1800–1850. London: Zwemmer, 1981
  • Nouvel-Kammerer, Odile, Papiers-Peints Panoramiques 1795-1865 Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs / Flammarion, 1990; English edition, 2000
  • Oman, C.C, and Hamilton, J, Wallpapers, a history and illustrated catalogue of the V&A Museum. Sotheby pubs 1982
  • Parry, Linda, ed., William Morris Philip Wilson Publishers in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996
  • Rosoman, Treve, London wallpapers: their manufacture and use 1690–1840. London: English Heritage, 1992
  • Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. A century of Sandersons 1860–1960. 1960
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, Eighteenth-Century Decoration: Design and the Domestic Interior in England Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993
  • Saunders, G, Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. 2002
  • Sugden, A.V, The Crace papers (2 lectures on the history of paperhangings) 1924
  • Sugden, A.V, and Edmondson, J.L, A history of English wallpaper 1509–1914. 1926
  • Sugden, A.V, Potters of Darwen 1839–1939 a century of wallpaper printing by machinery. 1939
  • Taylor, Clare, Wallpaper, Princes Risborough: Shire, 1991
  • Teynac, F, Nolot, P and Vivien, J-D Wallpaper: A History London, 1982
  • Thornton, Peter, Seventeenth-century interior decoration in England, France and Holland New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1983
  • Thornton, Peter, Authentic Décor The Domestic Interior 1620-1920 Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1984
  • Turner, Mark and Hoskins, Lesley, Silver Studio of Design. A Design and Source Book for Home Decoration Webb & Bower/ Michael Joseph, Exeter/London, 1988; revised edition 1995
  • Une Aventure de Papier Peint, La Collection Maunay (exhibition catalogue, 21 June – 21 September 1997)
  • Wells-Cole, A, Historic paper hangings from Temple Newsam and other English houses. 1982
  • Woods, Christine, ed., Sanderson 1860-1985 (exhibition catalogue) Arthur Sanderson and Sons Ltd., 1985

Related organisations


  • Wallpaper History Society
    c/o Victoria and Albert Museum
    To encourage research, provide information on all aspects of wallpaper production, consumption and design. Publishes an occasional Review, organises conferences, lectures etc.

Other collections


  • Fry Art Gallery
    Wallpaper designs by Edward Bawden & John Aldridge
    Bridge End Gardens
    Castle Street
    Saffron Walden
    Essex CB10 1BD
  • English Heritage study collection  (Iveagh Bequest)
    Collection of historic wallpaper removed from buildings, mainly of London origin
    Kenwood House
    Hampstead Lane
    London NW3 7JR
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 8348 1286
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7973 3891
  • Olga Hirsch collection
    Collection of decorative papers
    British Library
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7323 7570
  • The National Trust
    Various properties with wallpapers in situ
  • MoDA : Museum of domestic design & architecture (formerly Silver Studio collection)
    Designs for wallpapers by Silver Studio and other major designers including Morris, Knox & Voysey
    Middlesex University
    Cat Hill
    Barnet
    Herts. EN4 8HT
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 8411 5244
    Fax: +44 (0)20 8411 6639
  • Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd
    Company archives
    The Design Archivist
    Sanderson
    Sanderson House Oxford Road
    Denham
    Middlesex UB9 4DX
    Telephone: +44 (0)1895 238244
  • Temple Newsam House
    Leeds LS15 0AE
    Telephone: +44 (0)1532 647321
  • Whitworth Art Gallery
    University of Manchester
    Oxford Road
    Manchester M15 6ER
    Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 7450
    Fax: +44 (0)161 275 7451

Last updated 30 July 2002.

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