Daybook Cover

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-285491

Description

Wallpaper fragment used as a day book cover by Mr. William Cottle of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Landscape figure pattern wallpaper fragment depicting a dog disrupting the nest of two fowl. The figure is block-printed in three pinks, maroon and white on pink ground. Diamond patterned geometric stripes flank the figure on both sides. The stripes are block-printed in green and blue. Handmade paper in partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
landscape figures
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Book Cover / from Nantucket / circa 1810" (Waterhouse note)
"Day Book No. 5 / November th 23 yr 1820" (handwritten)
"Wm Cottle"
"Day Book / No 5 / November 23 yr 1810"
"Day Book"
"Dolly Trip" (Plus numbers and other writing that was illegible)
"Mary Cottle" (handwritten)
"Tisbury Co"
"Day Book"
"William Cottle" (Plus other illegible writing)
"Mary Cottle" (handwritten)
"Day Book"
"G.54" [circled] (Waterhouse inventory number?)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

12 x 17 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.441

Date

1810-1820 (November 23rd, 1810 and November 23rd, 1820 written by Cottle on daybook cover.)

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

book cover

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

dog
fowl
nest
landscape
diamonds
dots
stripes

Period/Style

Scenery Figure