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2001.281.374 (RS191067)

Description

Fragment of nursery wallpaper. Vignettes of children and adults playing various games such as kickball, lawn tennis, and bowling. One vignette of a cat exploring the picnic basket. Scenes are interspersed with oversized flowering plants. Roller-printed in ochre and light green with thin blue outline. Vertical and horizontal green lines were printed over the design to form a grid of squares, perhaps to emulate tiles. Printed on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 3/4 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.374
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284263

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Sports
Games
Flowers
Cat
Basket
ball
bowling pins
tennis
net
Period/Style
Nursery
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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