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2001.281.483 (RS192734)

Description

Fragments of scenery figure wallpaper from Salem, Massachusetts. Several fragments of the same pattern are taped together. Swiss architectural figures frame scenic vignettes, one of a couple crossing a rustic timber bridge and the other of mountain goats on an outcrop of land with water, a village and mountains in the background. The water and mountains are colored using a rainbow effect, dark blue-green water fades to lighter green water to light blue mountains. Block-printed in black, three browns, three greens, peach, salmon, white, two blues and two grays on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1940-1950
Inscriptions
"G99" (written on two different fragments)
"Salem / Stacey" (written twice)
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
28 1/2 x 31 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.483
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286598
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
landscape
Swiss
people
goats
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21 (inches)

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