Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-285852

Description

Unused scenery figure wallpaper fragment from Middleton, Massachusetts. Medallion figure frames a pastoral scene of a male traveler resting against his bedroll and a tree trunk with a walking stick in one hand. A woman carrying a child on her back stands nearby.The medallion, block-printed in two grays, is adorned with rose festoons and is flanked on both sides by similarly stylized stripes. The flowers and medallion scene are block-printed in red, three pinks, four greens, blue-green, four browns, two tans, three purples, and two blues. The scene has a blue and yellow irisé background and the paper a white polished ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Alma's cousin / Mrs. Woodward / Flint Farm / Middleton" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Reproduction Accession Number 2001.281.458
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1162

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

28 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.457

Places

Probably France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallion
stripe
roses
pastoral scene
figures
landscape

Period/Style

Scenery Figure