Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-288328

Description

Fragment of rainbow wallpaper from Johnston, Rhode Island. Large-scale rosette and quatrefoil pattern. The rosette figures have a floral center radiating lacy, veined leaf figures. The quatrefoil figures are composed of scrolling acanthus leaves. Block-printed in gray and white stripes. Pink, yellow and blue irisé ground with visible brush strokes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"French / Rainbow paper of 1820's / Given me by / Miss Viets of Waltham Mass / On parlor - Johnston, R. I. / home of Wm. Waternose [?] / built 1810" (handwritten)
"G34" (Waterhouse identification or pattern number?)

Associated Building

Original To Parlor

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

15 3/4 x 23 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.572

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

wall fragment

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Foliate
Medallion
Rosette
Quatrefoil
Scroll
Acanthus

Period/Style

Rainbow
Medallion