Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-290933

Description

Two fragments of neoclassical wallpaper found lining a trunk from Monmouth, Maine. Large-scale pattern of foliate swags and floral sprays. The swags enclose three pastoral vignettes. Visible in these fragments are a shepherdess holding a crook [Fragment A] and a group of sheep [Fragment B]. Missing is the third vignette, two cows by a tree. Block-printed in white and black with blue and gray-green stenciling on pink ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Possibly an American version of a French pattern. Reproduced as "Monmouth" by Waterhouse Wallhangings in the 1970s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
stenciling
Neoclassical
pastoral
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From / old chest / Monmouth, ME" (handwritten)
"Monmouth, ME" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 11 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.967AB

Places

Monmouth (Kennebec county, Maine)
Probably United States

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

trunk lining

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Pastoral

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral swags
Floral Sprays
Pastoral
Shepardess
Cows
Sheep
Goats
landscape

Period/Style

NeoClassical