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2001.281.459 (RS191674)

Description

Unused fragment of nursery wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Comic scenes based on nursery rhymes are presented in an assymetrical pattern of squares and circles in the Anglo-Japanese style. Branches of mountain holly, or catberry, poke out between the scenes from behind. Scenes include Tom the Pipers Son, Three Blind Mice, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Simple Simon and Little Jack Horner. Roller-printed in pale yellow, pale blue, peach, olive green, red and black on brown ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"Alma's cousin" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Anglo-Japanese
nursery rhymes
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.459
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285870

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
comic figures
circles
squares
animals
mountain holly
Period/Style
Nursery
Anglo-Japanese
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 16, print width 17 3/4 (inches)

Comments

historic wallpaper #

AvatarPosted by nicholas matthias on February 1, 2015
They need to make a replica for this... I love it and would totally use it !