Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1795

GUSN

GUSN-179297

Description

Wallpaper fragment. Arabesque panel featuring a mythological theme, including two satyr heads spouting spiraling vines, a diamond shaped losenge with Leda and the Swan and a baccante in a mandorla. The design also includes two winged nymphs with a large wine cup and rectangular panel filled with floral boughs. Printed in three blues, two pinks, six greens, three oranges, two greys, white, two tans and two browns on a pale blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

407

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

53 1/4 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mabel Lord Gardner

Accession Number

1922.426A

Reference Notes

"Wallpaper in New England," fig. 20.2, pgs. 89-90. "Les Papiers Peints en Arabesque," p. 148

Places

France

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1922.426b

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

satyr heads
winged nymphs
scene of Leda and the Swan
Baccante
mandorla
garlands
arabesques

Period/Style

Neoclassical