MURALS

We have a limited number of original murals and friezes which were hand blocked or screen printed by Arthur Sanderson & Son Ltd in the early part of the 20th Century. These are rare and fine examples of beautiful hand prints with up to 28 colours in some of the designs. These are considered to be fine works of art.

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Hyde Park Frieze 1 of 4 (Hyde Park Corner)

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This wallpaper is featured in Hello! magazine as a possible design for the nursery for Kate and William’s baby.
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The turn of the 19th Century saw friezes grow as an integral part of the interior decorating style and Sanderson were renowned for their expertise in producing friezes and murals.

Originally block printed circa 1904, and attributed to H. Watkins Wild, ‘Hyde Park Frieze’ is a series of four friezes set in the 19th Century, depicting individual views of Hyde Park in London. There are scenes of Hyde Park Corner, Park Lane, the Serpentine and Rotten Row, with figures in period costume.

These panels are perforated to allow the subject matter to be hung over a custom coloured wall.

Hyde Park Frieze is available in Light Beige.
Original reference number 130773.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Height: 21″ (53.34cm)
Total width of all four friezes: 11’8″ (3.56m)


Hyde Park Frieze 2 of 4 (Park Lane)

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Hyde Park Frieze 3 of 4 (Serpentine)

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Hyde Park Frieze 4 of 4 (Rotten Row)

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Sung

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This mural was originally hand screen printed in the early part of the 20th Century.

A scenic design depicting a stylised oriental landscape, it has 4 panels with 18 screens per mural and with 5 colour tones.

Sung is available in one colourway: Sepia
Original reference number 130832.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 29″ (73.66cm)
Height: 9′ (2.74m)
Total width: 9.8′ (2.95m)


Scottish Highlands

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The newest of the Murals, Scottish Highlands was block printed circa 1948.

The scenic designs in 7 panels depict a Scottish landscape of misty mountains surrounding Loch Lomond, with cattle and typical lochside cottages all on a pale blue background. This is a very good interpretation of a 19th Century mural, when friezes and murals were an integral part of the interior decorating style.

It is rumoured that a director of Arthur Sanderson & Son went on holiday to Scotland, brought back sketches of Loch Lomond and commissioned the mural from these. We have no proof of this, but it makes a good story.

Scottish Highlands is available in one colourway: Naturalistic
Original reference number 130830.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 20″ (50.8cm)
Height: 10′ (3.05m)
Total width: 11’8″ (3.56m)
The highest point of the design is 6’4″ (1.93m)


Oriental Garden

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Block printed in the early part of the 20th Century, the design was attributed to H. Watkins Wild, who designed several murals for Sanderson (as well as being an accredited artist of his time).

A scenic mural in 13 panels depicts an oriental landscape inspired by the hand painted murals being exported from China. This mural joins up end to end to make a larger continuous mural. Panels 1, 2 and 3 were displayed at a trade exhibition in 1922 and this – together with its 3 panel extension – were named ‘The Phoenix Bird’ (originally on a yellow ground). It was acclaimed as a marvelous achievement of English block printing.

Oriental Garden is available in one colourway: Eau de Nil
Original reference number 130812.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 21″ (53.34cm)
Height: 10’6″ (3.2m)
Total width: 22’9″ (6.93m)


Magnolia

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Block printed in the 1920s, the design is attributed to H. Watkins Wild, who designed several murals for Sanderson.

A scenic mural in 7 panels, it depicts an oriental landscape inspired by the hand painted murals being exported from China. It was acclaimed as a marvelous achievement of English block printing.

Magnolia is available in two colour options:
White – original reference number 130791.
Beige – original reference number 130792.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 21″ (53.34cm)
Height: 10’6″ (3.2m)
Total width: 12’3″ (3.73m)


Kew Gardens

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Block printed with 134 blocks and registered as design No. 718338-39 on 1st January 1926, this design was written up in the Journal of Decorative Art in January 1927. The scenic design is in 12 panels (plus 1 extension panel) depicting the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. The features include The Palm Stove, Greek Temple, The Lake and the famous Pagoda. The illustrations are in a traditional style, clearly showing the skill of the block printer. The mural joins up end to end to make a larger continuous mural.

Kew Gardens is available in five colour options:
Grey Green – original reference number 130761.
Autumn – original reference number 130762.
Grey White – original reference number 130764.
Sunset – original reference number 130765.
Sepia – original reference number 130763.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 20″ (50.8cm)
Height: 9’6″ (2.9m)
Total width of all thirteen friezes: 21’8″ (6.6m)


Woodlands

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This mural was originally hand screen printed in the early part of the 20th Century. A scenic design depicting a typical old English country scene, with trees and country people playing and enjoying themselves.

Woodlands is available in one colour option: Delphinium Blue
Original reference number 130825.

The dimensions of each panel are:
Width: 28.75″ (73cm)
Height: 9′ (2.74m)
Total width: 9’7″ (2.92m)