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2001.281.291 (RS183367)

Description

Medallion and Figural Vignette paper from Bass River, Massachusetts. Very deteriorated paper appears to have a pattern of classical and pastoral vignettes including: a medallion framing a vase of flowers; animal and fowl hanging dead after the hunt; a table with pitcher, corked bottle and bowl. Paper is handmade in sheets, block-printed in white, black, green and gray on blue ground. Multiple fragments of the paper hinged to paper folder by Waterhouse. A related border (2001.281.292) is also attached.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1800
Inscriptions
"P. Wild / Bass River" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bass River (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [river]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Wild, Prescott
Dimensions
18 11/16 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.291
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283616
Related Items
Title Fireboard Wallpaper and Border Accession number 2001.281.1131 Relationship The wallpaper (2001.281.291) may be a later layer put on the fireboard. See similarity in paper color and size. Both from Prescott Wild, Bass River, Massachusetts.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
pig
fowl
vase
medallion
bottle
bowl
flowers
vine
garland
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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