Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1845

GUSN

GUSN-286521

Description

Fragment of French scenery figure wallpaper from Salem, Massachusetts. Gray cartouche figure with violet and red roses frames a scene of a masted boat on a waterway surrounded by buildings with mountains in the background. The scene is block-printed in two grays, ochre, red, and dark brown over a rainbow background of blue, pink and green. The rest of the pattern is block-printed in gray, two reds, pink, two purples and green on a polished off-white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"From old house / of Louisa Rhodes - / Essex St., Salem - / Bought + removed / by Daniel Law." (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

11 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.481

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Irisé
roses
cartouche
boat
mountains
buildings
village

Period/Style

Scenery Figure
Rainbow