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2001.281.453A-C (RS186070)

Description

Three large wallpaper fragments from North Andover, Massachusetts. Oval medallions frame fine lined scenes of cherubs fishing with poles and nets and splashing in water. The pictorial medallions are adorned by foliate wreaths with draping vine swags. The pictorial figures are printed with an engraved copper roller in gray. The rest of the pattern is roller-printed in white and three grays on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"From / home of Mrs. Horatio Rogers / No. Andover / On walls when she / bought house" (written in pencil with some parts overwritten with ballpoint pen)
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
engraving (printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
31 x 18 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.453A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285820
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.452 Relationship From same donor and assume from same home at 580 Osgood St, North Andover.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Engraved
Decor Motif
cherubs
scenes
pastoral
foliate
swags
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
wall fragments
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 23 3/8, print width 18 5/8 (inches)

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