Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-283316

Description

Seven fragments of rainbow wallpaper in which the rainbow colors are applied to the pattern rather than the ground. The colors blend from brown (possibly red when first printed) to yellow to blue. Garlands of flowers, ribbon, and bows frame a vertically repeating figure of a fountain supported by architectural arches with foliage. Block-printed on ungrounded paper. Straight repeat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
rainbow papers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"1764" (on fragment "A")

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1942.1164

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.240A-G

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

wall fragments

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

fountain
flowers
garland
ribbon
arches
foliage
bows
tassle

Period/Style

Rainbow