Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-291994

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"2" (printed)
"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"

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1061

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.143
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.158

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Cathedral
Village
River
Boats
Travelers
Figures

Period/Style

Scenery Figure