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2001.281.533A-F (RS192615)

Description

Fragments of a French wallpaper from New Hampshire. Neoclassical pattern featuring a cherub in front of a gazebo with festoons and sprays of roses. Block-printed in black, white, olive, red, and blue on gray ground. Wove paper, partial sheets. Fragment B includes a border fragment with a pattern of repeating arches or medallions printed in the same colors as the sidewall. Reproduced as "The Gazebo" by Waterhouse Wallhangings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1790
Inscriptions
"A little abandoned home just beyond Hollis, N. H. -- 1700's" (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)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.533A-F
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287460

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Cherub
Roses
Festoon
Gazebo
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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