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Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Devil Paper" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has multiple repeating scenes of devils and other figures which are roller-printed in black on a beige ground. \n \n Pattern is a reproduction of a French block printed paper dating from 1820-1840. This paper was used in the Billiards Room at Gore Place in Waltham, MA. The design is based on the drawings of Jacques Callot, a French artist, from around 1610 and are said to depict "The Sins of Man."
paper (fiber product)
"Devil Paper / "# 138576 / Gore Place - Waltham, Mass. / I found small bits under wood work around the / windows in the game room of Gore Place - beautiful / home of Gov. Gore built in early 1800's. An Italian / artist had designed it, representing scenes of "Sins of Men" / such as "vanity", etc "Glutton," etc." (Handwritten on back of sample by Dorothy Waterhouse. )
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Associated With Gore Place (Waltham, Mass.), 1st Floor Room
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
29 1/2 x 25 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707