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2001.281.590 (RS195053)

Description

Fragment of medallion wallpaper from McLellan House, Gorham, Maine. Foliate medallions composed of inner pinwheel of white leaf-like figures and an outer pinwheel of green stems with leaves. Small sprigs of stylized flowers, also in green, surround each medallion. Block-printed in white and green on ungrounded, salmon-colored paper. Wove paper, partial sheets. Fragment is affixed to paperboard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1825
Inscriptions
"First paper used in / First brick house built in Maine / McLellan House in Gorham, Me (next to college)" (Handwritten)
Associated Building
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.590
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288516

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Ingrain
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Folaite
Medallions
Sprigs
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 16, repeat width 9 1/2 (inches)

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