Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1855

GUSN

GUSN-284015

Description

Fragment of scenery figure wallpaper from Canton, Massachusetts affixed to cotton fabric. Primary scene is framed by c-scrolls and depicts a stone mill and bridge by a body of water. A church with steeple and mountains are visible in the distance. The scene has a rainbow sky in blue and pink. A musical figure vignette is below the cottage scene and also framed by c-scrolls. Block-printed in three grays and dark red on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mt. Uverson [?] paper. / From Mrs. Wilde - Canton / Same as Dr. Hill house, Westbrook, Me." (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

22 1/2 x 14 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.344

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

unused (?)

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

scrolls
harp
horns
strapwork
garland
cottage
water
swans
church
mountains
bridge

Period/Style

Scenery Figure