Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1815

GUSN

GUSN-283315

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.239A-C

Places

Harwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

plaid
stripe
dots
chevron
vine

Period/Style

Stripe