Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-292877

Description

Two wall fragments of scenery figure wallpaper. Swiss architectural figures frame scenic vignettes, one of a couple crossing a rustic timber bridge and the other of mountain goats on an outcrop over water with a village and mountains in the background. The water and mountains in this scene are colored using a rainbow or irise effect, dark blue-green water fades to lighter green water to light blue in the mountains. Block printed in black, three browns, three greens, peach, salmon, white, two blues and two grays on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"fragments of early scenics useful for repairing old scenic papers" (From package marked)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1118AB

Places

France

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.483

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragments

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Swiss architecture
timber pridge
Mountain goats
village
mountains
water
landscape

Period/Style

Scenery Figure