AGM & Christmas Event – Cowtan and Sons: Decorators to ‘the Great People of the Land’

When:
December 6, 2017 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm
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Where:
The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
UK
Cost:
£29 Member £34 non member
Contact:
Phillippa Mapes
AGM & Christmas Event - Cowtan and Sons: Decorators to 'the Great People of the Land' @ The Art Workers Guild | England | United Kingdom

The Wallpaper History Society warmly invite you to our Annual General Meeting and Christmas Lecture on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

This year we are delighted to announce our speaker, Dr Wendy Andrew who will present some of her findings from her doctoral thesis on the English decorating firm Cowtan and Sons.

Cowtan & Sons manufactured and sold wallpapers to royalty, the aristocracy and the upper and middle classes in Britain and abroad during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Twenty-four of the firm’s order books dating from 1824 to 1938 survive in the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Inside these books thousands of original samples of hand block-printed and machine-printed wallpapers and wallcoverings can be found pasted alongside customers’ names, addresses and dates. The orders illustrate the extensive range of patterns, materials and production techniques available at the time and provide an unparalleled record of how and when buildings were decorated.  Wendy’s talk will present insights from the order books of this celebrated firm whose customers owned buildings ranging from parsonages and palaces to country houses and the Houses of Parliament.

Programme

6.15 pm Arrive for AGM

6.30pm AGM (WHS members only)

7.00 Cowtan and Sons: Decorators to ‘the Great People of the Land’

8.00 Light buffet with wine
Tickets: £29.00 members / £34.00 non-members, including our usual festive finger buffet and wine.

Please use info@wallpaperhistorysociety.org.uk to pay by PayPal.

For postal bookings (use slip below) to: WHS, 6 The Maltings, Wothorpe, Lincs PE9 3JE
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