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Chinese Wallpaper

1942.4655 (RS35268)

Description

Set of nineteen non-repeating scenic wallpaper panels. Nine panels of rice cultivation and ten panels of porcelain production; Porcelain panels depict workers cleaning and purifying raw clay, decorating unfired ware, firing it in kilns, packing the finished pieces for shipment, and carrying the packed crates of porcelain down the mountainside. Hand painted in naturalistic colors.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1785
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Dimensions
47 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.4655
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
59276

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