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2001.281.761.1-.3 (RS194676)

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Petite Pillement" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches with birds sitting on branches. Interspersed throughout the pattern are vignettes showing Asian scenes including pagodas, footbridges, and people in Asian dress. Pattern is based on the work of 18th-century French artist Jean Pillement. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.761.1 -- Brown on a mustard yellow ground (#149193); 2001.281.761.2 -- Blue on a light blue ground (#149254); and 2001.281.761.3 -- Crimson on a pink ground (#149466).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Pillement, Jean (Artist)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"149193 / top / Petite Pillement / No 149193 / $6.00" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.761.1)
"149-466 / top / Petite Pillement / No 149466 / $6.00" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.761.3)
"top / Petite Pillement / No 149254 / $6.00 / Pillement was excellent painter / & worked esp. for Queen." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.761.2.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Chinoiserie
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
33 1/8 x 20 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.761.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289799
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.880

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
birds
branches
pagodas
people
footbridges
Period/Style
Chinoiserie
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Petite Pillement
State
Repro
Theme
Chinoserie
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22 (inches)

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