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2001.281.732 (RS194541)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Devil Paper" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has multiple repeating scenes of devils and other figures which are roller-printed in black on a beige ground. \n \n Pattern is a reproduction of a French block printed paper dating from 1820-1840. This paper was used in the Billiards Room at Gore Place in Waltham, MA. The design is based on the drawings of Jacques Callot, a French artist, from around 1610 and are said to depict "The Sins of Man."

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Devil Paper / "# 138576 / Gore Place - Waltham, Mass. / I found small bits under wood work around the / windows in the game room of Gore Place - beautiful / home of Gov. Gore built in early 1800's. An Italian / artist had designed it, representing scenes of "Sins of Men" / such as "vanity", etc "Glutton," etc." (Handwritten on back of sample by Dorothy Waterhouse. )
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Gore Place (Waltham, Mass.), 1st Floor Room.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
29 1/2 x 25 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.732
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289528
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
devils
Period/Style
Novelty
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Devil Paper
Pattern No.
138576
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7, repeat width 18 1/4, print width 26 1/2 (inches)

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