Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1875

GUSN

GUSN-290797

Description

Two long fragments of wallpaper in the "Griffin" pattern. Fragments are mid-nineteenth century reproduction of the late-eighteenth century neoclassical "Griffin" wallpaper by French manufacturer Reveillon (see 1917.145a and b) . In the pattern, a cartouche or shelf figure frames a bowl. Griffins rest on the outstretched arms of the figure. From the figure hangs a ribbon. Two crossed spears are tied up in the ribbon with a bow knot. At the terminus of the ribbon is a hanging urn with fruit and foliage. The pattern is roller-printed in brown, gray, blue, green and metallic gold on salmon ground. Waterhouse Wallhangings produced a reproduction of this paper in the 1970s (see 2001.281.749).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Pattern

Griffin

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England; Germany

Dimensions

71 3/4 x 16 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.959AB

Places

Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.749
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.145a
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.145b

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Pink

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Arabesque
Griffin
Spears
Ribbon
Cartouche
Urns
Fruit
Beads
Festoons

Period/Style

NeoClassical