Frieze (USA), 1905–15
This is an independent landscape frieze. These were very popular from the 1890s through the Arts and Crafts period. This type of frieze could be paired with any available sidewall paper. This particular frieze is quite striking with its elaborate architectural moldings above and the purple mountain vista below. Although the museum has a number of landscape friezes in sample book form, this would be the first large roll of this kind of paper.
This object was
Theodore A. Gantz.
It is credited
Gift of Theodore A. Gantz.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 439.4 x 56 cm (14 ft. 5 in. x 22 1/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in selvedge: "flourish, B.G.S. flourish" (?) or possibly "B.S.P." and "6034".
Cite this object as
Frieze (USA), 1905–15; machine-printed on paper; Overall: 439.4 x 56 cm (14 ft. 5 in. x 22 1/16 in.); Gift of Theodore A. Gantz; 2005-27-3