Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-283309

Description

Wallpaper fragments mounted on paperboard. Landscape figure pattern depicting two vignettes on a background of small chevrons and edged with a foliate pattern. The vignettes are of a seated woman in Napoleonic dress with a boy in riding attire carrying fruit and, in smaller scale, a building with tower. The vignettes are framed by a semi-circle of foliage and flowers. The paper has darkened and the colors of the print faded. The paper is block-printed in what appears to be pink and red on ungrounded, laid paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Pattern

French Colonial

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

20 1/8 x 16 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.235.1

Related Items

Title Trunk Accession Number 2001.281.235.2
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1987.119a

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

trunk lining

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Landscape Figure

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

woman
boy
fruit
foliage
flowers
chevron
Napoleonic dress
building
tower

Period/Style

Scenery Figure