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2001.281.105 (RS182180)

Description

Wallpaper fragment. Scenery figure paper featuring two pastoral vignettes. In the first vignette, two men seated at an outdoor table smoking as a woman serves ale. A country house is in the background with the sign "Travelers Rest." In the second vignette, a couple dances to a fiddler's tune. A thatched cottage in the background displays the sign "Goodale Sold Here." The paper is roller-printed in three greens, three blues, gray, tan, brown, purple, white, orange and yellow on light blue ground. \n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Inscriptions
"50 rls(?) / Mrs. Wilde - Canton" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)
"English 1840" (handwritten)
"2" (First "2" is at 90 degree angel to other set of numbers. Centeral symbol in second set of numbers looks like a shortened "0" or degree mark)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 1/2 x 25 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.105
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273079
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.104 Relationship Same pattern.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1938.397 Relationship same pattern

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
pastoral
landscape
drinking
dancing
houses
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Theme
Pastoral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 3/8, print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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