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1923.821 (RS28700)

Description

The frieze depicts Alcestis, wife of Amor (god of love), accompanied by domestic virtues (Hospitality, Providence, Order, Diligence). Each female figure carries attributes symbolizing her qualities. Block-printed in white, two greens, tan, and two browns on yellow ground.

Details

Maker
Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
Crane, Walter (Artist, Designer)
Date
1876
year designed
Location of origin
England
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
22 1/4 x 63 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.821
Credit Line
Gift of Little and Browne Architects
GUSN
178911
Reference Notes
"Wallpaper in New England," fig. 59.1, pgs. 219-220. "Wallpapers: An International History and Illustrated Survey," pg. 297, fig. 813, pg. 302. "Wallpaper in America," pg. 378-379, fig. 16-10.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Alcestis
Amor
domestic virtues (Hospitality
Providence
Order
Diligence)
daisies
potted rose bushes
loaves of bread
fish
hairgloss
keys
staff
Period/Style
Aesthetic
Form
Wallpaper
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Frieze

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