- Brief description
- Chrysanthemum sprays wallpaper design, Silver Studio, c.1892.
- height: 512mm
- Silver Studio
- For residents of suburbia, making a comfortable home and a pleasant garden have often been parallel activities. Therefore, it is not surprising that garden plants and flowers have often inspired the wallpapers and textiles used to furnish the home.This is a design for a wallpaper by the Silver Studio in 1892. The design features chrysanthemum sprays in green and terracotta colours, on a neutral ground.
Many new plants, including chrysanthemums, were introduced into Britain from Japan in the late 1800s. The Silver Studio took new and – to Western eyes – unfamiliar flowers, but depicted them in conventional Western ways. This design for a wallpaper shows chrysanthemums drawn in a naturalistic way in the tradition of English chintzes, so that it seems both exotic and suburban at the same time.