Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-287149

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the front hall of the Governor Badger House, Belmont, New Hampshire. Neoclassical medallion pattern featuring foliate, flower, and star elements. Block-printed in green and blue on ochre ground. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Governor Badger."

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Gov. Badger / Gov. Badger - Sent hired man to Portsmouth for wall paper" (handwritten)
"Gov. Badger / Belmont, N. H. / From front stairwell / + hall" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Badger, William, 1779-1852
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Governor William Badger House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States; France

Dimensions

22 1/4 x 15 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.524

Places

Belmont (Belknap county, New Hampshire)
Possibly United States
Possibly France

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Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.863.1-.3

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ochre

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

foliate
stylized flowers
stars

Period/Style

NeoClassical
Medallion