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2001.281.207 (RS182240)

Description

Fragment of wallpaper with a Scenic Figure pattern. C-scrolls form medallions framing four grouped scenes, two large and two small. The upper left scene depicts an old man, leaning against a building, with a child on his lap. The upper right scene depicts goats drinking at a body of water. Lower left scene depicts a ships on a body of water with a cityscape in the background. Lower right scene depicts a pastoral setting in which a standing woman hands coins (perhaps a toll) to a seated man. The sky in the large scenes and the water in the small scenes are treated with a rainbow ground. Block-printed in orange, blue, two greens, two pinks, tan and three browns on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
"G102" (pattern number?)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
36 1/2 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.207
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273750
Reference Notes
Same pattern. Donated to Cooper-Hewitt by Grace Lincoln Temple.
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1049

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
c-scroll
roses
goats
ship
city
man
woman
pastoral
child
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19 3/8, print width 18 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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