Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-286795

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Massachusetts featuring a rose bouquet medallion alternating with a scene of an exotic bird on a branch with berries. Background pattern of rosettes and pin dots. Block-printed in pink, dark pink (or red), gray and white with light and dark green varnish on blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Given me by Mrs. Herbert[?] Magoon[?] / Taunton[?] Mass RFD# 1[?]" (Text very faint and difficult to decipher)
"10/13/68 / Dear Mrs. Waterhouse / Enclosed is a sample of / the wall paper I spoke about. I / don't recall where it come from. / I rather like the colors in it / and I am wondering if you have / seen it before and know anything / of its origin. Would you mind letting / me know. Thanks a lot / Yours / Carter Whitcomb" (Written n Mr. Whitcomb's letterhead)
"(W5264 / width?)" (Written at the bottom of the letter from Mr. Whitcomb but in a different hand. )

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

20 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.502

Places

Probably France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Medallion
Roses
Ribbon
rosette
pin dots
bird
branch
berries

Period/Style

Medallion