|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Peacock pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Peacock|
According to Wolfe's usage of the term, Peacock is more about the process in making of the pattern where as Muira implies that Peacock and Bouquet, while similar in repeating shape, each always has a standard base, Peacock's being Turkish, and Bouquet's being Nonpareil. This confusion of related elements has caused any other artists to use these two names interchangeably.
According to Muira this pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base. A comb with one set of teeth would be drawn through the bath twice vertically, once in either direction with the second pass halving the first. This step would then be repeatedly horizontally. The final step would be to draw a comb with two sets of teeth through the bath vertically in loose, wave-like lines. This last pass causes loop-like shapes to emerge reminiscent of the ends of Peacock feathers.
The primary colors for this example are blue, yellow, red, green and white.
|Collection Notes||The flat sample from which this photo was scanned is a salvaged endsheet. There is no record of the original item from which these endsheets were taken. Information regarding creation dates has therefore been estimated (using Wolfe), typically by century.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Peacock|
Plume de Paon
Queue de Paon
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||28 x 20 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXV 25, XXXV 151-153|
Muira pg 117
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0156 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp394 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original sample using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at between 550-600 ppi, saved in TIFF, resized, and imported to JPEG 2000. |