Intricate pattern imitating an irisé, or rainbow paper. The irisé technique was created by the Zuber company in 1819 and involved an elaborate system of painting and brushing to create a blended pigment effect. This design copies the look of the color blending but upon close inspection it becomes apparent each of the colors is printed with a separate woodblock and there is no shading of colors.
This object was
Cyrus W. Mace.
It is credited
Gift of Cyrus W. Mace through kindness of Joseph Holton Jones.
Its dimensions are
78.5 x 50.5 cm (30 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (France); block printed on paper; 78.5 x 50.5 cm (30 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.); Gift of Cyrus W. Mace through kindness of Joseph Holton Jones; 1948-91-1