|Title||Modern 20th c. marbled paper, Italian pattern |
|Artist||Guyot, Don |
|Studio Name||Colophon Hand Bindery |
|Place of Production||United States -- Washington (State) -- Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Miura: Italian pattern.|
This pattern was created in Italy near the end of the 18th century. Its name is likely based equally on it nation of origin and the fact that it so closely resembles the actual stone, Italian marble.
This pattern is created when after however many colors desired are thrown onto the bath. Then a dispersant is sprinkled over the entire bath in fine dots. These tiny drops of dispersant cause the previously thrown colors to constrict into tiny veins. Muira suggests that the dispersant might be made up of a mixture of soap, spirits and ox gall and then sprinkled over the bath through fine wire mesh to maintain the size of the dispersant drops. These constricted veins cause the colors to appear as they would in marbled stone.
This sample is a second.
The primary colors for this sample are green, black, red and yellow ochre.
|Collection Notes||This sample is a flat sample from amongst a box of samples Guyot would have used to monitor his inventory and pattern types for his company, Colophon.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Italian|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||12 x 9 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVI 157-159|
Muira pg 52
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||DG-modern-Guyot-mp143a |
|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. |