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Medallion and Figural Vignette paper from Bass River, Massachusetts. Very deteriorated paper appears to have a pattern of classical and pastoral vignettes including: a medallion framing a vase of flowers; animal and fowl hanging dead after the hunt; a table with pitcher, corked bottle and bowl. Paper is handmade in sheets, block-printed in white, black, green and gray on blue ground. Multiple fragments of the paper hinged to paper folder by Waterhouse. A related border (2001.281.292) is also attached.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"P. Wild / Bass River" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
18 11/16 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Bass River (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [river]
Title Fireboard Wallpaper and Border Accession Number 2001.281.1131