"Kate Greenaway" Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-284361

Description

Unused fragment of sanitary nursery wallpaper. Paper depicts designs after British illustrator Kate Greenaway. Vignettes depicting little girls and mothers are labeled for months of the year and framed by green willow branches. Engraved roller-print with pastel colors on a tan ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
engraving (printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From / Grafton Mass / Mr. Forbush Anderson" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Anderson, Forbush, Mr.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Possibly David Walker (Manufacturer)
After Greenway, Kate (Illustrator)

Dimensions

35 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.380

Reference Notes

See mention of Kate Greenaway papers as part of Nusery Papers.

Places

Grafton (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Engraved

Form

unused

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

girls
mothers
willow
calendar months

Period/Style

Nursery