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2001.281.457 (RS191657)

Description

Unused scenery figure wallpaper fragment from Middleton, Massachusetts. Medallion figure frames a pastoral scene of a male traveler resting against his bedroll and a tree trunk with a walking stick in one hand. A woman carrying a child on her back stands nearby.The medallion, block-printed in two grays, is adorned with rose festoons and is flanked on both sides by similarly stylized stripes. The flowers and medallion scene are block-printed in red, three pinks, four greens, blue-green, four browns, two tans, three purples, and two blues. The scene has a blue and yellow irisé background and the paper a white polished ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"Alma's cousin / Mrs. Woodward / Flint Farm / Middleton" (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
28 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.457
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285852
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
medallion
stripe
roses
pastoral scene
figures
landscape
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 1/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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