|Title||Modern 20th c. marbled paper, Turkish combed 2 of 3 |
|Artist||Guyot, Don |
|Studio Name||Colophon Hand Bindery |
|Place of Production||United States -- Washington (State) -- Seattle |
|Date||20th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Miura: Turkish pattern.|
Historically, this is the oldest of Western marbled patterns and dates back to as early as the middle part of the 15th century.
This pattern is created when one or more colors are thrown onto the surface of the bath using a marbling brush. The first colors thrown tend to constrict as other follow and become the 'vein' colors for the latter thrown inks. In this case however, Guyot added dropped of ink sequentially and each new color was added to a specific spot. This allowed for the bath to remain open surrounding each multi-colored spot and in turn allowed it to remain clear when the artist began combing through the bath to get this multi-colored, stripped effect.
The primary colors for this example are blue, green, black and yellow.
|Collection Notes||The image from which this image was scanned is a flat paper sample. |
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Turkish|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|References||Wolfe plate XXVI 44-48|
Muira pgs 47-49
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|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. |