"Charles Dickens" Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1924

GUSN

GUSN-284366

Description

Unused sanitary wallpaper fragments from Topsfield, Massachusetts. English made paper depicting scenes and characters from the stories of Charles Dickens. Engraved roller-print with oil colors on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
engraving (printing process)
sanitary papers (wallpaper)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Paper with Dickens characters / Circa 1870 / Given me by Mrs. Robt Hurly / Topsfield" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

After Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 (Author)

Dimensions

20 3/4 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.381A-D

Date

1924 (Per registry number 705607 printed in selvedge.)

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]
England

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Engraved

Form

unused

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

literary characters
literary places

Period/Style

Sanitary
Novelty
Nursery