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2001.281.481 (RS191200)

Description

Fragment of French scenery figure wallpaper from Salem, Massachusetts. Gray cartouche figure with violet and red roses frames a scene of a masted boat on a waterway surrounded by buildings with mountains in the background. The scene is block-printed in two grays, ochre, red, and dark brown over a rainbow background of blue, pink and green. The rest of the pattern is block-printed in gray, two reds, pink, two purples and green on a polished off-white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1845
Inscriptions
"From old house / of Louisa Rhodes - / Essex St., Salem - / Bought + removed / by Daniel Law." (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.481
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286521

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Irisé
roses
cartouche
boat
mountains
buildings
village
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Rainbow
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Polished

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