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2001.281.86 (RS186067)

Description

Wallpaper fragment. Large scale Asian style figure wallpaper featuring framed vignettes of vases. Seated children positioned around the vignettes play musical instruments or noise makers. The background imitates woven matting and the vignette framing, oriental architectural motifs. Other motifs include dragons and geisha. Block-printed in multiple greens, blues, browns, pinks, reds, and purples. Also orange, peach, cream and mustard on black ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1895
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Waterhouse" (handwritten)
"1/3 -40 -10" (handwritten)
"cut bolt / 2.5 and 10" (tape covers any additional writing)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
59 1/4 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.86
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272885

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
vase
figure
musical instruments
floral
trellis
dragon
Period/Style
Oriental
Form
unused
State
Original
Theme
Oriental
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 50 1/2, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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