Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1940-1950

GUSN

GUSN-286598

Description

Fragments of scenery figure wallpaper from Salem, Massachusetts. Several fragments of the same pattern are taped together. Swiss architectural figures frame scenic vignettes, one of a couple crossing a rustic timber bridge and the other of mountain goats on an outcrop of land with water, a village and mountains in the background. The water and mountains are colored using a rainbow effect, dark blue-green water fades to lighter green water to light blue mountains. Block-printed in black, three browns, three greens, peach, salmon, white, two blues and two grays on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"G99" (written on two different fragments)
"Salem / Stacey" (written twice)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1118AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

28 1/2 x 31 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.483

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

landscape
Swiss
people
goats

Period/Style

Scenery Figure