Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-286222

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Osterville, Massachusetts. Scenery figure pattern with alternating large and small cartouche figures, draped with pink roses, framed pastoral landscape scenes. Large figure depicts a house and a bridge beside a waterway with mountain in the background. The small figure depicts a church with a steeple in the countryside. Block-printed in grays, greens and pinks on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

" 'The Denube' / East Bay Lodge / Osterville / Has been re[?]" (Last word illegible. Written in pen except for last line which is written in black grease pencil.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

37 x 17 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.472

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

pastoral
landscape
cartouche
roses

Period/Style

Scenery Figure