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2001.281.344 (RS191087)

Description

Fragment of scenery figure wallpaper from Canton, Massachusetts affixed to cotton fabric. Primary scene is framed by c-scrolls and depicts a stone mill and bridge by a body of water. A church with steeple and mountains are visible in the distance. The scene has a rainbow sky in blue and pink. A musical figure vignette is below the cottage scene and also framed by c-scrolls. Block-printed in three grays and dark red on white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1855
Inscriptions
"Mt. Uverson [?] paper. / From Mrs. Wilde - Canton / Same as Dr. Hill house, Westbrook, Me." (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 1/2 x 14 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.344
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284015

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
scrolls
harp
horns
strapwork
garland
cottage
water
swans
church
mountains
bridge
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused (?)
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 7/8, print width 14 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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