Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1830

GUSN

GUSN-290815

Description

Three fragments of neoclassical hall wallpaper from Worcester, Massachusetts. The primary motif of the pattern is two parrots perched on top of a basket of flowers and fruit [Fragment A]. In the background is a pattern of repeating small stylized white sprigs [Fragment B]. The paper includes a wide vertical border composed of several geometric patterns with a prominent center band in pink flanked by outer bands in white [Fragment C]. Block-printed in purple, pink, white and green varnish on a mustard yellow ground. These fragments were used to create the reproduction wallpaper "Louise" by Waterhouse Wallhangings and show pencil and ballpoint pen lines and notations that were part of the design process. Certain areas of the pattern have been cut out, joined with tape and lined with construction paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Inscription

"no mark" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Front Hall

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England; United States

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 14 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.960A-C

Places

Worcester (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly United States

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.751.1-.2
Title Transparency of Wallpaper Pattern Accession Number 2001.281.961

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Parrots
Basket
Flowers
Fruit
Stylized Sprigs
Geometric

Period/Style

NeoClassical