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2001.281.239A-C (RS181415)

Description

Three wallpaper fragments removed from the back of a painting from Harwich, Massachusetts. The wallpaper is striped with several different stylized designs, including a plaid, a vine, and chevron with dots. Block-printed in dark green varnish on blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1815
Inscriptions
"This paper / was used to / back an old / portrait painting" (Written in pencil. "Painting" is overwritten in ballpoint pen.)
"Back of mirror painting / Harwich / Cape Cod" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Harwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.239A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283315

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
plaid
stripe
dots
chevron
vine
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Varnished

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