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2001.281.572 (RS195037)

Description

Fragment of rainbow wallpaper from Johnston, Rhode Island. Large-scale rosette and quatrefoil pattern. The rosette figures have a floral center radiating lacy, veined leaf figures. The quatrefoil figures are composed of scrolling acanthus leaves. Block-printed in gray and white stripes. Pink, yellow and blue irisé ground with visible brush strokes.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"French / Rainbow paper of 1820's / Given me by / Miss Viets of Waltham Mass / On parlor - Johnston, R. I. / home of Wm. Waternose [?] / built 1810" (handwritten)
"G34" (Waterhouse identification or pattern number?)
Associated Building
Original To , Parlor.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 23 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.572
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288328

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Foliate
Medallion
Rosette
Quatrefoil
Scroll
Acanthus
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Rainbow
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 18 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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