Fireboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1835-1850

GUSN

GUSN-272753

Description

Fireboard paper depicting pastoral vignette. Scene framed by tree and foliage depicts figures around a small stream with European town in the background. Figures include two children sailing a toy boat, a man on a horse, a seated woman, and a child asleep against a log. Town in the background has a prominent outcrop with either a fortification or church on top. Block-printed in multiple greens and browns, tan, yellow, blue, orange, pink, gray, and violet on Irisé ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
scenic wallpapers
vignettes (visual works)
landscape figures
Fireboard

Inscription

"Fireboard paper mid 1800's" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Possibly Zuber Et Cie (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

23 x 28 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.63

Reference Notes

Similar use of irise technique to create ski / ground.

Related Items

Title Fireboard Accession Number 2000.321

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

irise ground

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Pastoral

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Figures
Landscape
foliage
people
children
boat
town
horse
sailboat

Period/Style

Scenery Figure