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2001.281.211 (RS182228)

Description

Unused wallpaper sample. Asian style, themed Scenic Figure paper made in Germany for the French market. Pattern is block-printed in black on yellow ground and embossed. Scenes include a figure on horseback, figures with umbrellas, a pagoda with attached raised walkway, a bridge over lily pads and ducks swimming.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1895
Inscriptions
"FOREIGN FABRICATION ALLEMANDE" (translation from French: foreign German manufacture)
"[downpointing arrow] NORTA 527" (pattern name?)
Location of origin
Germany
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
Orientalism
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
32 1/4 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.211
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273759

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
Norta
Pattern No.
527
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21 1/8, print width 20 1/2 (inches)

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