Nursery Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870

GUSN

GUSN-284341

Description

Fragment of nursery wallpaper with idyllic scenes of babies and young children at outdoor play. Scenes include babies on a seesaw, boys with a wagon and puppies, children picking apples near a fountain, and children with a rabbit. Trailing vines and foliage surround the scenes. Lithograph in blue on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
lithographs
Wallpaper

Inscription

"7 Kirk St. Lowell - Home of Gertrude Whitney Taylor / From Mrs. St. John Bruce / Added circa 1870" (handwritten)
"6" [circled] (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

27 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.376

Date

1870 (paper was "Added in 1870" presumbably added means applied to a room in the house.)

Places

Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

babies
children
dog
rabbit
fountain
rabbit

Period/Style

Nursery