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2001.281.472 (RS192733)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Osterville, Massachusetts. Scenery figure pattern with alternating large and small cartouche figures, draped with pink roses, framed pastoral landscape scenes. Large figure depicts a house and a bridge beside a waterway with mountain in the background. The small figure depicts a church with a steeple in the countryside. Block-printed in grays, greens and pinks on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
" 'The Denube' / East Bay Lodge / Osterville / Has been re[?]" (Last word illegible. Written in pen except for last line which is written in black grease pencil.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
37 x 17 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.472
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286222

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
pastoral
landscape
cartouche
roses
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21 3/4, print width 17 7/8 (inches)

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