Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-285525

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Geometric pattern of overlapping fans with frothy edges. Block-printed in blue, white and black on olive ground. Partial sheet of handmade, wove paper. Layer four of four from the same location. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Robbins House."

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Nantucket - / see pattern of #3 / [illegible text] / reversed" (Note refers to the fact that the imprinted pattern visible on the back of this layer belongs to layer 3 paper.)
"G8" (Waterhouse Wallhangings reference number?)
"Block / [illegible number?]" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

17 x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.318.4

Places

Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.318.1
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.318.2AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.318.3AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

fan
circles
peddles
coral
froth

Period/Style

Geometric