Sidewall (Germany), 1820
Irisé or rainbow papers were popular from 1819 into the 1830s. The stripes of subtly blended colors were intended to mimic the reflective effects of silk wallcoverings. The colors include chrome yellow, a mineral pigment first published in 1809, but not widely available until about 1820.
It is credited
Gift of Deutsches Tapetenmuseum.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 101 x 51 cm (39 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (Germany), 1820; Manufactured by J. C. Arnold (Kassel, Germany); block printed on handmade paper; H x W: 101 x 51 cm (39 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.); Gift of Deutsches Tapetenmuseum; 1955-51-7