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2001.281.895 (RS197624)

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Le Pecheur" pattern (#175304) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a series of alternating scenic vignettes. One vignettes shows a two-masted sailing ship framed in a oval formed by a series of stylized floral sprigs and leaves and a ribbon. The other vignette, framed by a foliage swag and garland, depicts a woman standing beside a tall urn and a seated man holding a fishing pole with a fish. Roller-printed in green, gold and black on a cream ground. Pattern is based on a French block-printed wallpaper dating from 1790-1810.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Wallcovering / [illegible]...r for/ Waterhouse Wallcoverings, Inc. / [illegible]...ham Street / Boston, Mass. 02118 / Contents / 63 square feet / 18 ins. x 14 yds. / Run 1 / 175304" (Stamped on verso.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
19 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.895
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293271

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
ships
sprigs
ribbons
swags
garlands
fishing
people
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Le Pecheur
Pattern No.
175304
State
Repro
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/4, print width 18 3/4 (inches)

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