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2001.281.499A-C (RS192723)

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Medallion and leaf pattern on rainbow ground. Central row or stripe of medallion figures circled by stylized flowers and scrolls. Many elements of the medallion are highlighted by diagonal striping. Medallions are flanked on both sides by leaves. Block-printed in brown and ochre on purple and blue-green rainbow ground. Laid paper, partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
"So Yarmouth" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 1/2 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.499A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286728

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
scrolls
striping
leaves
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Irise

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