Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-273070

Description

Fragment of Fresco paper. A fresco horizontal border is carefully affixed to an upright vertical boarder and striped wall panel paper. The borders immitate architectural molding and includes a floral and acanthus leaf motif. Block-printed in six shades of brown on brown ground. The papers appear to have been coated with varnish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 7/8 x 27 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.103

Date

1870-1880 (RCN)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

architectural
molding
floral
acanthus leaf

Period/Style

Fresco paper