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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 583

    'YE FROG WOULD A WOOING GO'

    BY WALTER CRANE, 1877

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    'YE FROG WOULD A WOOING GO'
    BY WALTER CRANE, 1877
    Pencil and body colour on paper
    20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) square, including frame


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    Walter Crane designed seven nursery wallpapers for Metford Warner, the proprietor of Jeffrey and Company. The two had been introduced by Bruce J. Talbert, the Scottish architect designer who had been employed by Warner in the late 1860s along with William Burges, E. W. Godwin, Charles Eastlake and Owen Jones. The nursery wallpapers were machine printed and literary based in subject matter. Crane was fascinated by manufacturing techniques, the appropriateness of the design for use on a wall and how it would repeat.

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    Provenance

    Metford Warner.