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Nursery Wallpaper

2001.281.376 (RS191634)

Description

Fragment of nursery wallpaper with idyllic scenes of babies and young children at outdoor play. Scenes include babies on a seesaw, boys with a wagon and puppies, children picking apples near a fountain, and children with a rabbit. Trailing vines and foliage surround the scenes. Lithograph in blue on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870
paper was "Added in 1870" presumbably added means applied to a room in the house.
Inscriptions
"7 Kirk St. Lowell - Home of Gertrude Whitney Taylor / From Mrs. St. John Bruce / Added circa 1870" (handwritten)
"6" [circled] (handwritten)
Material
lithographs
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
lithographs
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
27 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.376
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284341

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Decor Motif
babies
children
dog
rabbit
fountain
rabbit
Period/Style
Nursery
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19 1/4, print width 18 (inches)

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