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2001.281.63 (RS182200)

Description

Fireboard paper depicting pastoral vignette. Scene framed by tree and foliage depicts figures around a small stream with European town in the background. Figures include two children sailing a toy boat, a man on a horse, a seated woman, and a child asleep against a log. Town in the background has a prominent outcrop with either a fortification or church on top. Block-printed in multiple greens and browns, tan, yellow, blue, orange, pink, gray, and violet on Irisé ground.

Details

Maker
Possibly Zuber Et Cie (Manufacturer)
Date
1835-1850
Inscriptions
"Fireboard paper mid 1800's" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Fireboard
landscape figures
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
vignettes (visual works)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 x 28 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.63
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272753
Reference Notes
Similar use of irise technique to create ski / ground.
Related Items
Title Fireboard Accession number 2000.321 Relationship Fireboard of similar design.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Figures
Landscape
foliage
people
children
boat
town
horse
sailboat
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
irise ground
State
Original
Theme
Pastoral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 28 3/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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