Architecture / Features & Decoration
1740 - 1750
Paper, Ink, Pigment
2020 x 1340 mm
Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
Fragment of Chinese wallpaper of 'bird and flower' type, including a pair of pheasants seated on two different rocks, the outlines woodblock-printed and the colours added by hand. The fragment was conserved and mounted on backing paper by Sandiford and Mapes Ltd.
Originally hung in the Little Parlour in about 1750, probably through the agency of architect James Paine (1717-89), covered over with another wallpaper in about 1770 and rediscovered following the 1989 fire.