Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1750-1760

GUSN

GUSN-273294

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Whipple House, Ipswich, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral spray pattern featuring a carnation. Stenciled in yellow, green, pink, blue and purple and block-printed in varnish red and black on unground paper. English tax stamp on verso.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Whipple House / Ipswich" (handwritten)
"Whipple"

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Whipple House,

Maker

(Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

38 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.114

Reference Notes

See also pages 43-44, "English Eighteenth-Century Floral Papers."

Places

Ipswich (Essex county, Massachusetts)
English

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Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1922.490
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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Floral

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

carnation
floral

Period/Style

Floral