Architecture / Features & Decoration
1740 - 1750
Chinese bast paper, black ink and various pigments.
2200 x 1340 mm
Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
Fragment of Chinese wallpaper of 'bird and flower' type, including two groups of blue-grey rocks and the tail of a pheasant above, 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.