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1971.185.4A (RS182738)

Description

Wallpaper fragment. Scene of a large Gothic/Turkish structure (probably a cathedral) with a long, meandering bridge with stairs. A sailboat is departing and people ascend the stairs. Printed in blue, aqua, three greens, two browns, tan, grey, and pale pink on white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1860
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Front Hall.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
34 5/8 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.185.4A
GUSN
179247
Reference Notes
Creamer sample book, no. 637
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1971.185.4BC

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Gothic/Moorish/Turkish architecture
winding footbridge
boats
hanging floral vines
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Wall Fragment
State
Original
Theme
maritime, pilgrimage (?)
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21 3/8 (inches)

Comments

Looks much better in person #

AvatarPosted by Roberta on January 2, 2015
I would love to post a photo so you could see how fabulous this wallpaper looks in our stairwell. You don't get the full impact from that little sample. It's not even really a full repeat in width. The green vines make a vertical pattern that you can't see on that small piece.

Photograph of installed wallpaper #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on January 5, 2015
Thank you for your comment, Roberta.

I would be very interested to see an image of this wallpaper installed in your home. I can be reached at: nchalfant@historicnewengland.org

Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager