Wallpaper with border made of needlepoint pattern paper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1875

GUSN

GUSN-285939

Description

Three wallpaper fragments from North Eastham, Massachusetts. Allover Aesthetic style floral pattern in which negative space (or background) is printed to form the pattern. Block-printed in dark ochre on dark brown ground. Heavy paperstock. A border fashioned from needlepoint pattern paper is attached to Fragment A.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
negative space
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Joyce Johnson / Nauset School of Sculpture / Box 102 / North Eastham Mass. / 02651 / 1870" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.461A-C

Places

Probably England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
Leaves

Period/Style

Floral