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2001.281.564 (RS194575)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pattern imitating marble blocks separated by a leaf and berry vine border. Block-printed in red and green on ungrounded paper. Paper may be handmade. A strip of cotton fabric affixed between two layers of the wallpaper, presumably to smooth the appearance of a wall seam.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Mutchmore [?] / 4 Washington" (Difficult to read.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.564
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288257
Related Items
Title Wallpaper with attached border Accession number 2001.281.565.1AB

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Marble
Masonry
foliate
Period/Style
Marble
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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