Scenic wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1849

GUSN

GUSN-179318

Description

One panel of a the scenic paper "El Dorado." The central focus is the swans on the lake protected by trees with a mountain in the background. Very colorful peacock feathers are in the foreground. Printed in greys, greens, browns, blues, yellow, peach and lavender on an irise ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Pattern

El Dorado

Associated Building

Dining Room

Additional Identification Number

3286

Maker

Zuber et Cie (Manufacturer)
Ehrmann, Eugene (Designer)

Location of Origin

Fra nce

Dimensions

74 1/2 x 16 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1996.34.2

Reference Notes

"French Scenic Wallpaper 1975-1865," pg. 312-313, fig. 83. "Historic Wallpapers," Nancy McClelland, pgs. 304-305

Date

1849 (first printed)

Places

Wenham (Essex county, Massachusetts)
France

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1996.33
Title Scenic Wallpaper Accession Number 1996.34.3
Title Scenic Wallpaper Accession Number 1996.34.1

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

Wall Fragment

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

swans
lake
trees
peacock feathers
mountains
Landscape
Tropical

Period/Style

Scenery