Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-285820

Description

Three large wallpaper fragments from North Andover, Massachusetts. Oval medallions frame fine lined scenes of cherubs fishing with poles and nets and splashing in water. The pictorial medallions are adorned by foliate wreaths with draping vine swags. The pictorial figures are printed with an engraved copper roller in gray. The rest of the pattern is roller-printed in white and three grays on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
engraving (printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From / home of Mrs. Horatio Rogers / No. Andover / On walls when she / bought house" (written in pencil with some parts overwritten with ballpoint pen)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

31 x 18 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.453A-C

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.452

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Engraved

Form

wall fragments

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

cherubs
scenes
pastoral
foliate
swags

Period/Style

Medallion