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2001.281.67A-D (RS182179)

Description

Four fragments of wallpaper mounted on paperboard. The paper is printed with a Landscape Figure pattern in a brown sepia-tone on off-white ground. Two pastoral scenes are visible, though the color is greatly faded and the details of the images are difficult to discern. One scene (A-B fragments) is of two shepardesses with sheep and a basket. The second scene (C-D fragments) is of two men and a woman. One man is seated, the other man stands holding a staff and the woman stands beside him holding what appears to be a basket. Above and below these scenes are smaller vignettes of a basket with musical instruments or trophies alternating with flowers in a basket. A fragment of floral border is attached along the top of fragment C. The border is block-printed in orange, brown and three greens on an off-white ground. There are shadows on the fragments indicating verticle borders once separated the scenes, as was typical for this style of wallcovering.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Inscriptions
"WW12 / WW10" (Written on fragments A and C. Meaning unknown.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
pastoral
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.67A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272764

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Pastoral
Sheep
Shepardess
Shepard
Basket
Figures
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Theme
Pastoral
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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