|Title||Vintage 18th c. marbled paper, Romantic on Shell pattern |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Romantic (sometimes he refers to it as Broken) on Shell pattern|
Miura: Gravel on Shell marble.
This pattern is created by first completing a Shell base. Then the Romantic aspect would be accomplished by dropping ink onto the bath which have followed the required two step process of mixing caustic elements to marbling inks for this pattern. These last Romantic spots would likely have needed careful monitoring in order to keep the characteristic 'breaking up' of the inks limited to those areas.
The primary colors for this example are black, brown and red.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Romantic|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Shell|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||20.5 x 13 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXXII 115-117 (Romantic), XXX 88-96 (Shell)|
Miura pgs 58 (Gravel), 54-55 (Shell)
|Original Source||Gilbert, Nicolas Joseph Laurent. Oeuvres complètes; contenant ses satires, ses poésies diverses, et ses ouvrages en prose. Par. Des Essarts, 1797. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0021 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||841 G37o2 |
|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. |