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2001.281.395AB (RS191079)

Description

Fragments of Art Nouveau style wallpaper from Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Large floral pattern, after the Arts and Crafts designs of William Morris, with undulating foliage block-printed in pale greens, olive and white over a dark blue-green background with gray liquid mica flowers. The blue-gray liquid mica appears to be the ground.

Details

Maker
Possibly Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
After Morris & Co (Designer)
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"From Peter Grinnell / Fairhaven" (handwritten)
Location of origin
London, England; England
Material
mica (white pigment)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
floral patterns
mica (white pigment)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.395AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284470

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
Leaves
Period/Style
Art Nouveau
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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