|Title||Vintage 18th c. marbled paper, Shell on Romantic with Turkish veins pattern |
|Date||18th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Shell on Romantic (sometimes he refers to it as Broken) with Turkish veins pattern|
Miura: Shell on Gravel with Turkish veins marble.
This pattern is created by first completing a Turkish base. Then the Romantic aspect would be accomplished by dropping ink(s) onto the bath which have followed the required two-step process of mixing caustic elements to marbling inks. These Romantic drops would cause the Turkish spots to constrict and become veins. Finally, ink mixed with oil in the Shell manner would be sprinkled onto the bath.
The primary colors for this example are black, pink, yellow and green.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Shell|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Romantic|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||16 x 10 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXX 88-96 (Shell), XXXII 115-117 (Romantic), XXVI 44-48 (Turkish) |
Miura pgs 54-55 (Shell), 58 (Gravel), 47-49 (Turkish)
|Original Source||Wezel, Johann Karl. Die wilde Betty; mit vier Kupfern von Chodowiecky. [Leipzig, im Verlage der Dykischen Buchhandlung, 1779]. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0022 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||838 W549s |
|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. |