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2001.281.1065 (RS196710)

Description

Rolled fragment of Neoclassical-style wallpaper printed with the "The Cupid" pattern. The Arabesque-style pattern is an airy, vertical panel printed with stylized floral and bead swags, acanthus scrolls and anthemion figures in white on a light cream ground. Small rectangular and round panels feature an eagle with trophies and winged mythological figure printed in white and green. The wallpaper edges are printed with an inner stripe of ribbon and flowers in white and a wider outer border of laurel branches and berries in green and white. Block-printed in green and white on light cream polished ground. The paper is lightly embossed with a horizontal ribbing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"THE-CUPID / DROP IN HANGING" (printed)
"Late copy of Revellion type paper. / 1880s?" (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)
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
arabesques
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1065
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292032

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Arabesque
Floral Swags
Bead Swags
Acanthus
Anthemion
Scrolls
Eagle
Trophies
Winged figure
Mythological
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
The Cupid
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 23 7/8, print width 21 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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