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2001.281.1095 (RS196832)

Description

Rolled fragment of Zuber scenic wallpaper "Chasse Dite D'Apres Vernet" from Dennysville, Maine. Fragment is printed with part of a tree, sky and clouds. Block printed in dark olive, two browns, black, and gray on yellow ground. Laid paper, partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1822
Paper went on wall in 1822 per donor.
Inscriptions
"Wallpaper from house built / in Dannysville Maine by my / great grandfather John Kilby / Paper - an English hunting scene going all around the room was / put on the wall in 1822. / Ruth L. W. Draper / 30 Groveland St. / Auburndale Mass." (Assumed written by Draper. Not Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting.)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Dennysville (Washington county, Maine)
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Draper, Ruth L. W. , Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
28 1/2 x 19 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1095
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292821

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Tree
Sky
Clouds
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Wall fragment
Pattern Name
Chasse Dite D'Apres Vernet
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 3/4 (inches)

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