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2001.281.234 (RS181421)

Description

Unused fragment of wallpaper. Boat of men is pulled ashore by a single figure. Scene is framed by leaning trees, arched bridge and city in background. Block-printed in three browns, two greens, orange, blue, aqua and lavender. Irisé ground in blues and pink within scenery vignettes, other areas appear to have a light gray ground. "Champlain Approaching the City" or "Champlain Scenic." \n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"Found this and thought / it might help out your / pieces - G.S. Temple" (G.S. Temple is Grace Temple (see Provenance Notes))
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Temple, Grace Lincoln, 1865-1953
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.234
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283308
Reference Notes
Same pattern. Fragment pictured is from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection and also dontated by Grace Lincoln Temple.
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.148 Relationship Same pattern but in reverse and with slightly different coloration.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.580
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1101A-F
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1102

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
city
trees
boat
sailors
bridges
landscape
irise
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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