Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-283308

Description

Unused fragment of wallpaper. Boat of men is pulled ashore by a single figure. Scene is framed by leaning trees, arched bridge and city in background. Block-printed in three browns, two greens, orange, blue, aqua and lavender. Irisé ground in blues and pink within scenery vignettes, other areas appear to have a light gray ground. "Champlain Approaching the City" or "Champlain Scenic." \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Found this and thought / it might help out your / pieces - G.S. Temple" (G.S. Temple is Grace Temple (see Provenance Notes))

Associated Person

Temple, Grace Lincoln, 1865-1953
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

21 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.234

Reference Notes

Same pattern. Fragment pictured is from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection and also dontated by Grace Lincoln Temple.

Places

France

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

city
trees
boat
sailors
bridges
landscape
irise

Period/Style

Scenery Figure