Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289528

Description

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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"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. )

Pattern

Devil Paper

Pattern No.

138576

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Gore Place (Waltham, Mass.), 1st Floor Room

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

29 1/2 x 25 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.732

Places

Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

devils

Period/Style

Novelty