Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-288565

Description

Two matching fragments of wallpaper from Bath, Maine. Pattern features motifs and naturalistic style of Japanese art popular with Aesthetic Movement designers. Cranes in flying and standing poses among a variety of flowering plants with a large tree branch or vine meandering back and forth across the design. Appears to have been block-printed in dark blue, pale pink or peach, two greens, gray and metallic copper on light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
Aesthetic Movement
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Trott / Bath Me" (handwritten)
"Mrs. Trott / Bath Me" (handwritten)

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

36 3/4 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.595AB

Places

Bath (Sagadahoc county, Maine)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Cranes
Flowers
Japanese
Bonsia Tree

Period/Style

Aesthetic