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Scenic Wallpaper Frieze

2001.281.1119A-C (RS196912)

Description

One large fragment and two small pieces of a scenic wallpaper frieze. Unlike scenic panels, the design on this roll is printed on the horizontal rather than vertical. Scene depicts a pastoral landscape with old mill will waterwheel to the left and a large estate house to the right. In the foreground, genteelly dressed lady and gentleman ride horseback with hunting dogs. Block-printed in seven greens, five blues, seven browns, two grays, white, two tans, purple, two dusty roses. The lower half of the scene appears to have a dark blue ground, the upper half, or sky, of the scene has an irise ground of peach fading to light blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"fragments of early scenics useful for repairing old scenic papers" (Marked on package containing a number of wallpapers.)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 44 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1119A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292880

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Pastoral landscape
Mill
Mill wheel
Estate house
horseback riding
horses
men and women
dogs
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Freize

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