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2001.281.524 (RS194593)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the front hall of the Governor Badger House, Belmont, New Hampshire. Neoclassical medallion pattern featuring foliate, flower, and star elements. Block-printed in green and blue on ochre ground. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Governor Badger."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1830
Inscriptions
"Gov. Badger / Gov. Badger - Sent hired man to Portsmouth for wall paper" (handwritten)
"Gov. Badger / Belmont, N. H. / From front stairwell / + hall" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States; France
Associated Building
Original To Governor William Badger House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Belmont (Belknap county, New Hampshire)
Possibly France
Possibly United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Badger, William, 1779-1852
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 1/4 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.524
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287149
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
foliate
stylized flowers
stars
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 5/8 (inches)

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