Sidewall, "The House that Jack Built", 1886 Machine-printed on paper. Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple. 1938-62-57.
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 object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books, Friday, October 03, 2008 - Sunday, April 05, 2009