Chinese Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1775-1785

GUSN

GUSN-59276

Description

Set of nineteen non-repeating scenic wallpaper panels. Nine panels of rice cultivation and ten panels of porcelain production; Porcelain panels depict workers cleaning and purifying raw clay, decorating unfired ware, firing it in kilns, packing the finished pieces for shipment, and carrying the packed crates of porcelain down the mountainside. Hand painted in naturalistic colors.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

47 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.4655