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© The Estate of Edward Bawden. Presented by the artist, 1981 Museums Sheffield
Wallpaper Design: Mermaid and Whale
Artist: Edward Bawden , British, 1903 - 1989
Donor: Edward Bawden , British, 1903 - 1989
Material and Medium: lithograph on paper
Dimensions: Support: 730 x 566mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4871
Bawden first began making wallpaper in 1926 after being inspired by the arts and crafts ‘Daisy’ wallpaper design by William Morris. Bawden would first cut the design into lino with his penknife, apply oil paint and then print onto the paper by standing on the lino. He made many different patterns, often looking at nature for inspiration. His designs range from geometric patterns, to flowers, animals and mermaids. Although his designs were very popular at the time, they were perhaps too bold and individual for the home. Only a limited number were sold as wallpaper was not in fashion.
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