Scenic Wallpaper, "Sea Beauties", 1920–40 Lithograph-printed on paper. Gift of the family of Victor S. Robinson, Salem, New Jersey. 2004-16-1.
What is this?
Scenic wallpaper designed for a bathroom. This mural is composed of three different panels making up one underwater scene. Section I, the first of three panels, contains two large fish with striped heads swimming. Two clams rest on the hilly bottom. Plant life is growing up both sides of the scene. The three panels work in sequence, with the right edge of Section III joining up the left edge of Section I. This one scene would then repeat around your bathroom. Printed in colors on an off-white ground.
Why is this in our collection?
The mural titled "Sea Beauties" is intended for use in a bathroom or washroom. Composed of 3 sections or panels, they are quite charming and unusual. They are lithograph printed so have a very smooth, almost watercolor-like appearance.