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2001.281.262A-C (RS181409)

Description

Three wallpaper fragments with flocked floral vine and stripe pattern affixed to paperboard. Fragment (A) is labeled "Original" from the Whitney Hotel. Fragments (B) and (C) are labeled as reproductions made by Nancy McClelland. Fragment (A) has a flocked green vine with black and light green overprinting. From the vine grows flowers printed in yellow, brown, and orange with green flocked centers. A solid green flocked horizontal stripe with unflocked floral design is partially visible below the vine. Behind the flocked designs are vertical stripes in three different patterns printed in red, pink and white on light pink ground. Fragment (A) is block-printed on partial sheets. Fragments (B) and (C) are screen-printed in a red, pink and white stripe pattern and date from the mid-twentieth century.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Fragment (A)
Inscriptions
"Original" ("Original" and "Reproduction" written in ballpoint with arrows pointing to fragment (A) for original and (B) and (C) for "Reproduction". "Made by Nancy McClelland" added later in pencil.)
"Reproduction / made by Nancy McClelland" (handwritten)
"I found this in the / Whitney Hotel / It has been / Reprinted (by Nancy McClellan) / 1800 / Original" ("Whitney Hotel / Reprint (by Nancy McClellan) / 1800 / Original" written first in ballpoint pen. Rest of text overwritten afterward in pencil. "1800/Original" circled with arrow to indicate the original piece of wallpaper is believed to date to 1800 and was found at the Whitney Hotel.)
"59" (circled / may indicate Waterhouse catalog or index number assigned to sample)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
laid paper
screen printing
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
floral patterns
laid paper
screen printing
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 7/8 x 6 7/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.262A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283502

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
vine
leaf
flower
stripe
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Stripe
Floral
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border
Design Technique
Flocked

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