Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-179042

Description

Two cut samples (A and B) of French wallpaper border. Grisaille foliage plasterwork bordering eliptical and octagonal panels of reclining nudes alternating with arabesques. Printed in three greys, turquoise, two pinks, rose, green, blue, yellow, ochre, black and white on grey ground. See also 1917.153C unused partial roll of same paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Additional Identification Number

266

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 1917.153C

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Holland

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

10 1/8 x 28 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert W. C. Browne

Accession Number

1917.153AB

Places

Holland (Netherlands) [historical region]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Use

music, allegory of music, muse

Paper Finish

Laid
Joined Sheets

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

arabesques
nudes
piper
muse
sheet music
dragon

Period/Style

Neoclassical