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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.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"From old house / of Louisa Rhodes - / Essex St., Salem - / Bought + removed / by Daniel Law." (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
11 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott