Wallcover

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1940

GUSN

GUSN-272752

Description

Fragment of handpainted canvas wall covering from the Crane Estate, Ipswich, Massachusetts. Fragment appears to be the lower right hand corner cut from a large wall canvas. The fragment is painted with a border design consisting of rail with leaves and sprigs wrapping around it. A sold line serves as a second border framing a panel-like area painted with a floral motifs. The floral motifs includes a flowering vine and the edge of what may be a large bouquett. The canvas is painted in red, green, black, tan and blue with cream and peach-cream backgrounds.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall coverings
canvas
hand-painted
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Crane / RTC Jr" (Jelly jar label)
"2/3" (Marking on front of canvas, meaning unknown. Written in a purple chalk or pastel.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

37 3/4 x 23 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.62

Date

1910-1940 (Based on Crane Estate dates.)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Hand Painted

Form

wall fragment

State

Original

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Decor Motif

Floral
Vine