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Three wallpaper fragments removed from the back of a painting from Harwich, Massachusetts. The wallpaper is striped with several different stylized designs, including a plaid, a vine, and chevron with dots. Block-printed in dark green varnish on blue ground.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"This paper / was used to / back an old / portrait painting" (Written in pencil. "Painting" is overwritten in ballpoint pen.)
"Back of mirror painting / Harwich / Cape Cod" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
13 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Harwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)