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2001.281.1118AB (RS196899)

Description

Two wall fragments of scenery figure wallpaper. Swiss architectural figures frame scenic vignettes, one of a couple crossing a rustic timber bridge and the other of mountain goats on an outcrop over water with a village and mountains in the background. The water and mountains in this scene are colored using a rainbow or irise effect, dark blue-green water fades to lighter green water to light blue in the mountains. Block printed in black, three browns, three greens, peach, salmon, white, two blues and two grays on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"fragments of early scenics useful for repairing old scenic papers" (From package marked)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Accession Number
2001.281.1118AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292877
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.483 Relationship Same pattern and colors.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Swiss architecture
timber pridge
Mountain goats
village
mountains
water
landscape
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Wall fragments
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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