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2001.281.235.1 (RS181430)

Description

Wallpaper fragments mounted on paperboard. Landscape figure pattern depicting two vignettes on a background of small chevrons and edged with a foliate pattern. The vignettes are of a seated woman in Napoleonic dress with a boy in riding attire carrying fruit and, in smaller scale, a building with tower. The vignettes are framed by a semi-circle of foliage and flowers. The paper has darkened and the colors of the print faded. The paper is block-printed in what appears to be pink and red on ungrounded, laid paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 1/8 x 16 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.235.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283309
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Title Trunk Accession number 2001.281.235.2 Relationship Wallpaper lining removed from this trunk.
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
woman
boy
fruit
foliage
flowers
chevron
Napoleonic dress
building
tower
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
trunk lining
Paper Finish
Laid
Pattern Name
French Colonial
State
Original
Theme
Landscape Figure
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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