Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-284263

Description

Fragment of nursery wallpaper. Vignettes of children and adults playing various games such as kickball, lawn tennis, and bowling. One vignette of a cat exploring the picnic basket. Scenes are interspersed with oversized flowering plants. Roller-printed in ochre and light green with thin blue outline. Vertical and horizontal green lines were printed over the design to form a grid of squares, perhaps to emulate tiles. Printed on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.374

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Sports
Games
Flowers
Cat
Basket
ball
bowling pins
tennis
net

Period/Style

Nursery