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1922.426A (RS198581)

Description

Wallpaper fragment. Arabesque panel featuring a mythological theme, including two satyr heads spouting spiraling vines, a diamond shaped losenge with Leda and the Swan and a baccante in a mandorla. The design also includes two winged nymphs with a large wine cup and rectangular panel filled with floral boughs. Printed in three blues, two pinks, six greens, three oranges, two greys, white, two tans and two browns on a pale blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1795
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
53 1/4 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.426A
Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Lord Gardner
GUSN
179297
Reference Notes
"Wallpaper in New England," fig. 20.2, pgs. 89-90. "Les Papiers Peints en Arabesque," p. 148
Related Items
Accession number 1922.426b Relationship border

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
satyr heads
winged nymphs
scene of Leda and the Swan
Baccante
mandorla
garlands
arabesques
Period/Style
Neoclassical
Form
Wall Fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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