Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-292426

Description

Unused roll of Scenery Figure wallpaper from Wellfleet, Massachusetts. When hung, this paper forms decorative panels divided by the printed side boarders. Each panel consists of a column of alternating vignettes framed by Renaissance Revival style cartouches and floral elements. The alternating vignettes depicts a scene of goats and a landscape with a person fishing in a lake in the foreground and boats, buildings and mountains in the background. Block-printed in white, three blues, three browns, gray, maroon, red and pink. An irisé method is used to achieve the blended blue, pink and green of the sky and water in the vignettes. The paper's ground is gray.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"[From] house in Wellfleet, Mass. / [Given me] by Mrs. Warren Partridge - 456 Tillor Road, South Orange, N. J." (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

19 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1091

Places

Wellfleet (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Possibly United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stripes
Goats
Pastoral
Landscape
Fishing
Flowers
Scrolls

Period/Style

Scenery Figure
Renaissance Revival