Wallpaper and Frieze

Wallpaper and Frieze

Panel of 'La Margarete' wallpaper with a section of 'Alcestis' wallpaper frieze
England
Walter Crane
about 1876 - 1900
Colour prints from wood blocks, on paper
Given by the Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd
Museum no. E.1837-1934

Walter Crane was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He campaigned on behalf of the craftsman and believed that the decorative arts should be more widely represented. He produced commercial designs in several different media, including textiles, ceramics and wallpaper, but was also a painter and book illustrator.