[NURSERY FRIEZE] EAST, Laurence (artist). Wallpaper Motifs. The Hunting "Full Cry" Series of Gummed Wallpaper Motifs. London; The Butterfly Brand. Circa 1935-1941.
Original decorative card packet (228 x 305mm) with onlaid gummed pictorial label containing 14 individual die-cut motifs from original paintings by Laurence East laid between original tissues, all printed in full and glossy colours on gummed papers of various sizes (largest 180 x 192mm) featuring huntsmen and women, a fox, and hounds in traditional hunting attire; envelope (priced 5/-) and contents in excellent condition bar one unobtrusive horizontal crease to lower edge of one cut-out and a short tear to one horse's tail neatly and invisibly repaired to the reverse; near fine and unused; scarce.
A complete collection of "permanent" and "washable" nursery motifs, dated from the V.& A. collection and an early example of the commercial production of cut-out figures designed to create a decorative frieze for a nursery or a child's bedroom.