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2001.281.595AB (RS195042)

Description

Two matching fragments of wallpaper from Bath, Maine. Pattern features motifs and naturalistic style of Japanese art popular with Aesthetic Movement designers. Cranes in flying and standing poses among a variety of flowering plants with a large tree branch or vine meandering back and forth across the design. Appears to have been block-printed in dark blue, pale pink or peach, two greens, gray and metallic copper on light blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Inscriptions
"Trott / Bath Me" (handwritten)
"Mrs. Trott / Bath Me" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bath (Sagadahoc county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
Aesthetic Movement
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Trott, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
36 3/4 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.595AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288565
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Cranes
Flowers
Japanese
Bonsia Tree
Period/Style
Aesthetic
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 24 3/4 (inches)

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