Sidewall (France), 1810–30
The simple nature of this floral pattern in grisaille gives it a strong graphic quality. Being printed in only three colors would have made this more affordable. Small repeating patterns have been popular since the early nineteenth century and the neutral palette would invite the use of brightly colored fabrics and costumes.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Josephine Howell.
Its dimensions are
80.5 x 49 cm (31 11/16 x 19 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (France), 1810–30; block printed on handmade paper; 80.5 x 49 cm (31 11/16 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Josephine Howell; 1972-42-194