Scenic Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1835

GUSN

GUSN-292887

Description

Partial panel of an unidentified scenic wallpaper. Early nineteenth-century waterfront market scene of men, probably sailors, and women socializing and examining merchandise. A woman kneels to examine fruit. Large ceramic jugs, two large anchors and a canon are nearby. Sailing vessels at anchor and a cityscape are visible in the background. Block-printed in white and seven shades of gray on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

43 x 19 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1121

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Waterfront
Market
Sailors
Sailing Ships
Women
Cargo
Anchors
Canon
Ceramic jars
Cityscape

Period/Style

Scenic