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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.1061 (RS196695)

Description

Rolled fragment of unused scenery figure wallpaper. Fragment depicts a river with steep banks. A village with large cathedral is on the near bank. A road with travelers winds toward the viewer. Printed mostly in shades of gray except for some highlights of color in a few elements of the pattern. Block-printed in four grays, white, yellow, light blue and green on polished white ground. Pattern based on a 1850s scenery figure pattern (see related objects).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"2" (printed)
"Reproduction of / original seen in Maine (Mrs. Rines) / also Newtonville [?] (Mrs. J. Walter Allen) (handwritten)
"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"
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1061
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291994
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1917.143 Relationship Similar pattern. Inspired the 1880s version.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1917.158 Relationship Similar pattern. Inspired 1880s version.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Cathedral
Village
River
Boats
Travelers
Figures
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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