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2001.281.114 (RS181597)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Whipple House, Ipswich, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral spray pattern featuring a carnation. Stenciled in yellow, green, pink, blue and purple and block-printed in varnish red and black on unground paper. English tax stamp on verso.\n

Details

Maker
(Manufacturer)
Date
1750-1760
Inscriptions
"Whipple House / Ipswich" (handwritten)
"Whipple"
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original To Whipple House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
English
Ipswich (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
38 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.114
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273294
Reference Notes
See also pages 43-44, "English Eighteenth-Century Floral Papers."
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1922.490 Relationship Same pattern. Stencil colors appear to vary slightly.
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 201.281.854

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
carnation
floral
Design Technique
Stenciled
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Theme
Floral
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 17 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Stenciled

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