Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-273086

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Barnstable, Massachusetts. Stylized Neoclassical pattern of Medallions and Squares. Block-printed on handmade paper. Squares containing a design of an urn with quatrefoil, leaves and swans alternate with squares of a foliate sunburst composed of geometric elements. Printed in green on white ground. The individual pieces of paper (six in various sizes) that make up this fragment are arranged with no regard to pattern direction. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Norman Hayes - Barnstable / house built 1790 - first paper" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)
"W 6" (Dorothy Waterhouse note (pattern reference?))

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Hayes House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

25 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.107

Reference Notes

same pattern in different colorway

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1924.655
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.108

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

NeoClassical