Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1865

GUSN

GUSN-292840

Description

Six fragments of Scenery Figure wallpaper from Maine. Boat of men is pulled ashore by a single figure. Scene is framed by leaning trees, arched bridge and city in background. Block printed in three browns, two greens, orange, blue, pink and lavender. Irisé ground in blue, lavender and aqua within scenery vignettes, other areas have a gray ground. Pattern known as "Champlain Approaching the City" or "Champlain Scenic." Fragments have been affixed to paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mr. Stacey / Salem / Champlain" (handwritten)
"Original [underlined] - Maine" (handwritten)

Pattern

Champlain

Associated Person

Stacey, Mr.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

26 x 20 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1101A-F

Places

Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
France

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Wall fragments

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Landscape
Boat
Men
Trees
Bridge
Cityscape
Champlain

Period/Style

Scenery Figure