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Sidewall (France)

This is a Sidewall. It is dated 1840–60 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is block-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was donated by Josephine Howell. It is credited Gift of Josephine Howell.

  • Katagami, Maple Leaves
  • cut mulberry paper treated with persimmon tannin and silk thread.
  • Gift of Helen Snyder.
  • 1976-103-244

Its dimensions are

87.5 x 49 cm (34 7/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

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Sidewall (France); block-printed paper; 87.5 x 49 cm (34 7/16 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Josephine Howell; 1972-42-205-a/e

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