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2001.281.756.1-.2 (RS194603)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Monmouth" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Paper has a large-scale pattern of floral swags and garlands. Roller-printed. Swags enclose three vignettes: a shepherdess holding a crook; sheep; and two cows by a tree. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.756.1 -- Brown, blue and white on a pink ground; and 2001.281.756.2 -- Brown, blue and white on a gray ground. Pattern is based on a French wallpaper dating from 1760-1770 that was found lining a trunk in a Monmouth, Maine abandoned farmhouse.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc." (Printed on left selvedge.)
"1810" and " Monmouth, Maine / found in [paper torn] color / of Mrs. W's [paper torn] / crude block print / probably an American copy / of more sophisticated English / design" and "10/12 / 3 colors" (Handwritten on back)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Monmouth (Kennebec county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
shepherds
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
27 3/4 x 29 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.756.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289764
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
swags
garlands
shepherdesses
sheep
cows
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Monmouth
State
Repro
Theme
pastoral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 37, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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