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2001.281.593 (RS195061)

Description

Wallpaper used as a book cover or document folder from Fryeburg, Maine. Wallpaper pattern of floral medallions on wheat background. Two floral sprays, one of poppies and the other of cornflowers, are vibrantly and naturalistically block-printed in shades of orange, blue, green, yellow and brown. The background pattern of wheat is block-printed in white and gray. The ground is pale green on handmade paper, partial sheets. The wallpaper is lined with an unbleached, laid paper with visible pulp fibers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"G. B. B. / J. S. B." (Very small script.)
"From home of / Mrs. Kenneth Stedman / Fryebert, Maine / Given me by Alice Badger" (Last line written in ballpoint pen.)
"From / Old house in / Fryebert, Me / Paper still on the wall in 1965" (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)
floral patterns
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 1/4 x 26 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.593
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288530
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1956.M25 Relationship Similar pattern.
Title Bandbox Accession number 2001.281.8AB Relationship Similar pattern but different blocks used. Book Cover is a higher quality print with greater detail and coloration.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Wheat
Poppies
Cornflowers
Medallions
Period/Style
Medallion
Floral
Form
book cover or document folder
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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