Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1875

GUSN

GUSN-178541

Description

Large fragment of scenic figure, Reproduction of "House Fair" painting by French painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), who did original artwork on which paper is based. Three vignettes showing scenes from fair. Central, rectilinear-shaped vignette depicts riders and horses preparing for country-style race. Two smaller scenes show man sitting with two plough horses in first scene, man and woman with two horses at well in second scene. Each vignette is separated by bead and reel frames. Printed in three browns, two greys, two greens, two blues, orange, yellow, black and white on grey ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Drucklee House, Stairway

Additional Identification Number

253

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1916.56.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

34 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of John W. Harvey

Accession Number

1916.56.1-.2

Reference Notes

Wallpaper in New England, pg. 216-17, fig. 58.2. See also New York Times Magazine, April 24, 1938, pg. 11.

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Ground Color

Grey

Type

Machine Made

Use

Race, fair, rural life

Decor Motif

Racing horses
riders
bead and reel.

Period/Style

Ashlar