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2001.281.960A-C (RS195177)

Description

Three fragments of neoclassical hall wallpaper from Worcester, Massachusetts. The primary motif of the pattern is two parrots perched on top of a basket of flowers and fruit [Fragment A]. In the background is a pattern of repeating small stylized white sprigs [Fragment B]. The paper includes a wide vertical border composed of several geometric patterns with a prominent center band in pink flanked by outer bands in white [Fragment C]. Block-printed in purple, pink, white and green varnish on a mustard yellow ground. These fragments were used to create the reproduction wallpaper "Louise" by Waterhouse Wallhangings and show pencil and ballpoint pen lines and notations that were part of the design process. Certain areas of the pattern have been cut out, joined with tape and lined with construction paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1830
Inscriptions
"no mark" (handwritten)
Location of origin
England; United States
Associated Building
Front Hall.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly United States
Worcester (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 14 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.960A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290815
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.751.1-.2
Title Transparency of Wallpaper Pattern Accession number 2001.281.961

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Parrots
Basket
Flowers
Fruit
Stylized Sprigs
Geometric
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Varnished

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