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Two wallpaper fragments mounted on paperboard. The fragments were collected from Barnstable, Massachusetts, and include a note stating they once lined a cowhide trunk from England. The handmade paper is block-printed with a medallion encircled by a larger oval and decorated with oval leaf and acanthus leaf motifs. Printed in gray-green and black on either white ground or ungrounded paper.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Barnstable / Inside early leather trunk" (Dorothy Waterhouse provenance note)
"This crude rag pulp paper is very early - / Was used to line a cowhide trunk which was / brought over from England in the early 1700's / Note use of acanthus leaf motif & the typical / grisaille color only - " (Dorothy Waterhouse provenance note)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
25 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1815 (Per Richard Nylander)
Barnstable county (Massachusetts) [county]
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]