Scenic Paper, "The Colonnade", 1937–42 Screen printed and airbrushed on paper. Gift of Priscilla E. Muller. 2005-25-2-a/f.
What is this?
"Colonnade" illustrates a woodland scene containing a variety of trees, a lake and distant mountains. Architectural monuments include a colonnade and other classically inspired structures, stone balustrades, patios and a fountain. Screen printed with 4 shades of green, gray and white, with airbrushed black accents, on a blue ground. This is a full set of six panels.
Why is this in our collection?
Colonnade is a good example of a mid-20th century scenic wallpaper. Designed in the historic style it contains a classic landscape scene with architectural monuments placed throughout.