Scenic Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1822

GUSN

GUSN-292821

Description

Rolled fragment of Zuber scenic wallpaper "Chasse Dite D'Apres Vernet" from Dennysville, Maine. Fragment is printed with part of a tree, sky and clouds. Block printed in dark olive, two browns, black, and gray on yellow ground. Laid paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Wallpaper from house built / in Dannysville Maine by my / great grandfather John Kilby / Paper - an English hunting scene going all around the room was / put on the wall in 1822. / Ruth L. W. Draper / 30 Groveland St. / Auburndale Mass." (Assumed written by Draper. Not Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting.)

Pattern

Chasse Dite D'Apres Vernet

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

28 1/2 x 19 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1095

Date

1822 (Paper went on wall in 1822 per donor.)

Places

Dennysville (Washington county, Maine)
Probably France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Tree
Sky
Clouds

Period/Style

Scenic