Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1875-1895

GUSN

GUSN-272885

Description

Wallpaper fragment. Large scale Asian style figure wallpaper featuring framed vignettes of vases. Seated children positioned around the vignettes play musical instruments or noise makers. The background imitates woven matting and the vignette framing, oriental architectural motifs. Other motifs include dragons and geisha. Block-printed in multiple greens, blues, browns, pinks, reds, and purples. Also orange, peach, cream and mustard on black ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mrs. Waterhouse" (handwritten)
"1/3 -40 -10" (handwritten)
"cut bolt / 2.5 and 10" (tape covers any additional writing)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

59 1/4 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.86

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Black

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Oriental

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

vase
figure
musical instruments
floral
trellis
dragon

Period/Style

Oriental