Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-292032

Description

Rolled fragment of Neoclassical-style wallpaper printed with the "The Cupid" pattern. The Arabesque-style pattern is an airy, vertical panel printed with stylized floral and bead swags, acanthus scrolls and anthemion figures in white on a light cream ground. Small rectangular and round panels feature an eagle with trophies and winged mythological figure printed in white and green. The wallpaper edges are printed with an inner stripe of ribbon and flowers in white and a wider outer border of laurel branches and berries in green and white. Block-printed in green and white on light cream polished ground. The paper is lightly embossed with a horizontal ribbing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
block printing (relief printing process)
arabesques
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Inscription

"THE-CUPID / DROP IN HANGING" (printed)
"Late copy of Revellion type paper. / 1880s?" (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"

Pattern

The Cupid

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

25 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1065

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Arabesque
Floral Swags
Bead Swags
Acanthus
Anthemion
Scrolls
Eagle
Trophies
Winged figure
Mythological

Period/Style

NeoClassical