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2001.281.1049 (RS196696)

Description

Partial roll of reproduction scenery figure wallpaper. Taupe colored c-scrolls with pink rose sprays frame four scenes. The four scenes are of an old man, leaning against a building, with a child on his lap; goats drinking at a body of water; ships on a body of water with a cityscape in the background; and a pastoral setting in which a standing woman hands coins, perhaps a toll, to a seated man. Roller-printed in white, pink, two blues, orange, two greens, taupe, and three browns on light tan ground. Manufactured by Birge, pattern number 450. The wallpaper is a reproduction of a 1860-1870 block print.

Details

Maker
Birge (Manufacturer)
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
"Rep. / Dr Gordon" (Rep. may stand for Reprodution. )
"Victorian - mid 19th century / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers" (handwritten)
"Birge No. 450BF / Our No. 1512 / The original sample from which this paper was produced was probably made in England prior to 1790 and shows landscapes with figures in panels surrounded by the characteristic Rococ scroll. The original of this design was hung in a house in Danvers, Mass in 1858." (handwritten)
Location of origin
New York, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1049
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291878
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.207 Relationship Original, block-printed wallpaper with same pattern.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
scrolls
Rose sprays
Landscape
Pastoral
boat
Figures
goats
water
people
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Unused
Pattern No.
450
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/4, print width 18 (inches)

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