Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1785-1800

GUSN

GUSN-283616

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"P. Wild / Bass River" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Wild, Prescott
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18 11/16 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.291

Places

Bass River (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [river]

Related Items

Title Fireboard Wallpaper and Border Accession Number 2001.281.1131

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

pig
fowl
vase
medallion
bottle
bowl
flowers
vine
garland

Period/Style

NeoClassical