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2001.281.959AB (RS195183)

Description

Two long fragments of wallpaper in the "Griffin" pattern. Fragments are mid-nineteenth century reproduction of the late-eighteenth century neoclassical "Griffin" wallpaper by French manufacturer Reveillon (see 1917.145a and b) . In the pattern, a cartouche or shelf figure frames a bowl. Griffins rest on the outstretched arms of the figure. From the figure hangs a ribbon. Two crossed spears are tied up in the ribbon with a bow knot. At the terminus of the ribbon is a hanging urn with fruit and foliage. The pattern is roller-printed in brown, gray, blue, green and metallic gold on salmon ground. Waterhouse Wallhangings produced a reproduction of this paper in the 1970s (see 2001.281.749).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1875
Location of origin
England; Germany
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
metallic pigment
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
71 3/4 x 16 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.959AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290797
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.749 Relationship The Waterhouse Wallhangings version.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1917.145a Relationship Block-print original by Reveillon.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1917.145b Relationship Block-print original by Reveillon.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Arabesque
Griffin
Spears
Ribbon
Cartouche
Urns
Fruit
Beads
Festoons
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
wall fragment
Pattern Name
Griffin
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22 1/2 (inches)

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