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What is this?

Children's paper showing scenes from the nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built". Vertical rectangle of full width, giving one repeat. In center, seated in high-backed Gothic chair, the Priest all Shaven and Shorn, before whom kneel the Maiden all Forlorn and the Man all Tattered and Torn. Other elements of the rhyme incorporated in the design. Printed in greens and reds on pale yellow ground. Designed in the Aesthetic style: elements all very flat with little sense of depth, and shapes are heavily outlined.

This is a sidewall from United Kingdom. It is dated 1886 and we acquired it in 1938. Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

machine-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 61.8 x 56.4 cm (24 5/16 x 22 3/16 in.)

This object was manufactured by Jeffrey & Company and designed by Walter Crane

This object was catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway and donated by Grace Lincoln Temple

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18353709/ |title=Sidewall, "The House that Jack Built", 1886 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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