Dear participants and other readers interested in Chinese wallpaper,
on this page we will collate any links and further information related to what was discussed and shown during the conference. Feel free to contact us if you would like to add to this page.
A Brighton Museums blog post by Alexandra Loske, with some photographs of the blue-ground wallpaper unrolled at the V&A conservation studios after restoration and some impressions of the third day at the Royal Pavilion: The Global Appeal of Historic Chinese Wallpaper
Emile de Bruijn has written a short summary of the conference on his National Trust ‘Treasure Hunt’ blog, which focuses largely on my chinoiserie and Chinese wallpaper research. Here are a just a few blog posts that may be of interest. Please browse the blog for more:
- Summary of the conference
- Chinese wallpaper in National Trust houses
- Sharing a taste for Chinese prints
- Cotton and paper cross-overs
- Silk and paper crossovers
- Do Chinese wallpapers show the gardens of Guangzhou?
- The Chinese taste in British gardens
- The familiar hidden in the exotic
From Yu-Ping Luk, Curator, East Asia Collections, V&A:
Some participants at the conference were interested about the online links to the objects that we saw in the viewing session:
- A panel of Chinese wallpaper datable to between 1725 and 1750
- Chinese wallpaper from Hampden House, Buckinghamshire; ca.1800
- Fragment of a panel of Chinese wallpaper with evidence of woodblock printing, showing birds, flowers, and rocks; late 18th century
- Wallpaper fragment, China, block-printed and stamped; 19th century
The following doesn’t have an image yet, but the second link has an image from the same group:
- Chinese wallpaper painted with two large pheasants and an orange-coloured pot resting on a plinth with four legs, yellow fruits growing out of the pot; 1810-1830.
- Link to a panel of Chinese wallpaper from the group above, with fruits, flowers and birds.