Sidewall (possibly England), 1880–1890
This wallpaper is a combination of Eastern and Western inspiration, blending traditional Japanese motifs with tropical plants and roses in a decidedly Western format. The ceramic vase, tracery, and organic rock forms are all Japanese in nature, while the design density and metallic copper moiré ground were popular Western conventions.
It is credited
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
Its dimensions are
46 x 53.5 cm (18 1/8 x 21 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (possibly England), 1880–1890; block printed on ribbed paper; 46 x 53.5 cm (18 1/8 x 21 1/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-45-120
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.