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Rolled fragment of unused scenery figure wallpaper. Fragment depicts a river with steep banks. A village with large cathedral is on the near bank. A road with travelers winds toward the viewer. Printed mostly in shades of gray except for some highlights of color in a few elements of the pattern. Block-printed in four grays, white, yellow, light blue and green on polished white ground. Pattern based on a 1850s scenery figure pattern (see related objects).
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Reproduction of / original seen in Maine (Mrs. Rines) / also Newtonville [?] (Mrs. J. Walter Allen) (handwritten)
"Victorian - mid 19th century / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers"
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.143
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.158
13 1/2 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott