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The frieze depicts Alcestis, wife of Amor (god of love), accompanied by domestic virtues (Hospitality, Providence, Order, Diligence). Each female figure carries attributes symbolizing her qualities. Block-printed in white, two greens, tan, and two browns on yellow ground.
block printing (relief printing process)
Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
Crane, Walter (Artist, Designer)
22 1/4 x 63 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Little and Browne Architects
"Wallpaper in New England," fig. 59.1, pgs. 219-220. "Wallpapers: An International History and Illustrated Survey," pg. 297, fig. 813, pg. 302. "Wallpaper in America," pg. 378-379, fig. 16-10.
1876 (year designed)
England (United Kingdom) [country]
domestic virtues (Hospitality
potted rose bushes
loaves of bread