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2001.281.471 (RS191199)

Description

Fragment of oatmeal paper from the F. Holland Day House in Norwood, Massachusetts. The back of the paper is imprinted with an Arts and Crafts style floral pattern of blue morning glory and yellow chrysanthemums among swirling green foliage. Block-printed in blue, green and yellow on light green ground. The pattern has been reproduced as "Priory Garden" by J. R. Burrows & Company, Rockland, Mass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1990
Inscriptions
"The closet had an oatmeal type paper on over the / plaster everywhere except between some shelving. / Under that was some kind of paper so I investigated / and found I could remove the top layer and except / a round the edges it is just fine... For you I have enclosed the piece of oatmeal / paper as I took it off. It shows the nice morning / glory and chrysanthemum pattern of the underneath / paper." (Excerpted from letter from Margaret H. Holmes to Dorothy Waterhouse dated July 6, 1969.)
"The cost to-day for reproduction of the design found on / the reverse side of oatmeal paper from closet in the Day / House in Norwood, Mass. would be three hundred (300) dollars / for the art work, and fifteen (15) dollars for the finished / roll, each." (Letter of reply from Dorothy Waterhouse to Margaret H. Holmes dated January 28, 1970. Reiterates contents of Holmes original letter and gives quote to reproduce the floral pattern.)
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 15 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.471
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286215

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Oatmeal
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Morning Glory
Chrysanthemum
foliage
floral
Period/Style
Arts and Crafts
Floral
Form
wall fragment
Pattern Name
Priory Garden
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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