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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.
block printing (relief printing process)
"From / old chest / Monmouth, ME" (handwritten)
"Monmouth, ME" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
11 1/2 x 11 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Monmouth (Kennebec county, Maine)
Probably United States
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.756.1-.2
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.708
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709