Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-273750

Description

Fragment of wallpaper with a Scenic Figure pattern. C-scrolls form medallions framing four grouped scenes, two large and two small. The upper left scene depicts an old man, leaning against a building, with a child on his lap. The upper right scene depicts goats drinking at a body of water. Lower left scene depicts a ships on a body of water with a cityscape in the background. Lower right scene depicts a pastoral setting in which a standing woman hands coins (perhaps a toll) to a seated man. The sky in the large scenes and the water in the small scenes are treated with a rainbow ground. Block-printed in orange, blue, two greens, two pinks, tan and three browns on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"G102" (pattern number?)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1049

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

36 1/2 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.207

Reference Notes

Same pattern. Donated to Cooper-Hewitt by Grace Lincoln Temple.

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

c-scroll
roses
goats
ship
city
man
woman
pastoral
child

Period/Style

Scenery Figure