Sidewall - Sample (USA), 1906–1908
American art nouveau design with a large-scale floral motif filling the width of the paper. While there are no highlights or shadows the overlapping of elements does impart a very shallow sense of depth. Earthy colors such as green, brown and tan were popular in the early twentieth century, as were blue, red and mauve. It was common for wallpapers at this time to contain deeply saturated colors, due in part to the discovery of synthetic dyes a few years earlier.
This object was
Dorwin L. Starr.
It is credited
Gift of Dorwin L. Starr.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 70 × 48 cm (27 9/16 × 18 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall - Sample (USA), 1906–1908; machine-printed paper; H x W x D: 70 × 48 cm (27 9/16 × 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Dorwin L. Starr; 1985-19-44