Scenic Wallpaper Frieze

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-292880

Description

One large fragment and two small pieces of a scenic wallpaper frieze. Unlike scenic panels, the design on this roll is printed on the horizontal rather than vertical. Scene depicts a pastoral landscape with old mill will waterwheel to the left and a large estate house to the right. In the foreground, genteelly dressed lady and gentleman ride horseback with hunting dogs. Block-printed in seven greens, five blues, seven browns, two grays, white, two tans, purple, two dusty roses. The lower half of the scene appears to have a dark blue ground, the upper half, or sky, of the scene has an irise ground of peach fading to light blue.

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" (Marked on package containing a number of wallpapers.)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

17 1/2 x 44 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1119A-C

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Pastoral landscape
Mill
Mill wheel
Estate house
horseback riding
horses
men and women
dogs

Period/Style

Scenic