Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1876

GUSN

GUSN-178911

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Additional Identification Number

465

Maker

Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
Crane, Walter (Artist, Designer)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 1/4 x 63 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Little and Browne Architects

Accession Number

1923.821

Reference Notes

"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.

Date

1876 (year designed)

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wallpaper

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Frieze

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Alcestis
Amor
domestic virtues (Hospitality
Providence
Order
Diligence)
daisies
potted rose bushes
loaves of bread
fish
hairgloss
keys
staff

Period/Style

Aesthetic