Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-288257

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pattern imitating marble blocks separated by a leaf and berry vine border. Block-printed in red and green on ungrounded paper. Paper may be handmade. A strip of cotton fabric affixed between two layers of the wallpaper, presumably to smooth the appearance of a wall seam.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mrs. Mutchmore [?] / 4 Washington" (Difficult to read.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

14 x 13 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.564

Related Items

Title Wallpaper with attached border Accession Number 2001.281.565.1AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Marble
Masonry
foliate

Period/Style

Marble