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Scenic Wallpaper

2001.281.1121 (RS196898)

Description

Partial panel of an unidentified scenic wallpaper. Early nineteenth-century waterfront market scene of men, probably sailors, and women socializing and examining merchandise. A woman kneels to examine fruit. Large ceramic jugs, two large anchors and a canon are nearby. Sailing vessels at anchor and a cityscape are visible in the background. Block-printed in white and seven shades of gray on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1835
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
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
43 x 19 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1121
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292887

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Waterfront
Market
Sailors
Sailing Ships
Women
Cargo
Anchors
Canon
Ceramic jars
Cityscape
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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