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2001.281.1091 (RS196833)

Description

Unused roll of Scenery Figure wallpaper from Wellfleet, Massachusetts. When hung, this paper forms decorative panels divided by the printed side boarders. Each panel consists of a column of alternating vignettes framed by Renaissance Revival style cartouches and floral elements. The alternating vignettes depicts a scene of goats and a landscape with a person fishing in a lake in the foreground and boats, buildings and mountains in the background. Block-printed in white, three blues, three browns, gray, maroon, red and pink. An irisé method is used to achieve the blended blue, pink and green of the sky and water in the vignettes. The paper's ground is gray.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1855
Inscriptions
"[From] house in Wellfleet, Mass. / [Given me] by Mrs. Warren Partridge - 456 Tillor Road, South Orange, N. J." (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly United States
Wellfleet (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
19 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1091
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292426

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stripes
Goats
Pastoral
Landscape
Fishing
Flowers
Scrolls
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Renaissance Revival
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 1/2, print width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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