‘Church and Dove’ or ‘Woodpigeon’

‘Church and Dove’ or ‘Woodpigeon’

Brief description
'Church and Dove' or 'Woodpigeon' wallpaper sample designed by Edward Bawden, 1927
Dimensions
height: 364mm
width: 570mm
Organisation
Curwen Press
Person
Bawden, Edward
Label Text
Edward Bawden was at the centre of a group of artists, including Eric Ravilious and Enid Marx, who were rediscovering craft techniques like marbling, lino cuts, block printed textiles and engraving. Bawden had encountered many of these techniques whilst studying under Paul Nash at the Royal College of Art. These artists produced work for many different commercial applications including book illustrations and covers, advertisements and posters, ceramics, wallpapers and textiles. The 1930s were a period when the appellation 'artist designed' was important to the marketing of products. It would separate tasteful and 'artistic' goods from an increasingly mass-produced and cheapened commercial market.
Date
1927
Type
wall covering
Name
SW2231