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2001.281.240A-G (RS181408)

Description

Seven fragments of rainbow wallpaper in which the rainbow colors are applied to the pattern rather than the ground. The colors blend from brown (possibly red when first printed) to yellow to blue. Garlands of flowers, ribbon, and bows frame a vertically repeating figure of a fountain supported by architectural arches with foliage. Block-printed on ungrounded paper. Straight repeat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
"1764" (on fragment "A")
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
rainbow papers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.240A-G
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283316
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1942.1164 Relationship Same pattern, different colorway.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
fountain
flowers
garland
ribbon
arches
foliage
bows
tassle
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Rainbow
Form
wall fragments
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 5/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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