Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-293233

Description

Partial roll of floral wallpaper. Large-scale, naturalistic floral bouquet in muted colors overlaying two-tone blue-green leaves and branches. Block-printed in two shades of blue-green, eight greens, five grays, two lavenders, two taupes, five browns, peach, three pinks, red, orange, two blues, three purples, and two yellows on white ground. End-of-roll.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Amazon / French / Block print / c 1840/50" (Not Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

59 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1148

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bouquet

Period/Style

Naturalistic
Floral