|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Papier Tourniquet pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Papier Tourniquet. Muira does not have an example of this specific pattern but does have one which is of the same time period and which is closely related in its look and creation, the German (Gustav) marble. Muira acknowledges however, the relationship between the two patterns by identifying other known names for it as Papier Annonay and Gustave Marmor.|
Wolfe identifies this as amongst the three styles of d'Annonay papiers, distinguishing them as amongst the two categories of imitation or pseudo-marbled (not made in a bath) papers attributed to French creation (Wolfe paraphrasing M. Fichtenberg also suggests that both the Germans and the French made versions of each others' pseudo-marbles at the same time so discerning the absolute country of origin varies often), the other type is called Agathe.
According to Muira's related pattern (German, Gustav) this is most likely created when a piece of paper laid out on a flat surface is coated with a color. Then marbling brushes would be used to sprinkle color directly onto the surface causing the characteristic spots of dispersed (bleeding) ink to be absorbed into the paper.
The primary colors for this example are black, brown and green.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
The text block is dated 1675 but the binding is from a later period probably sometime in the early 19th century.
There is a binders stamp on the front paste down 'bound by sizer.' There is a printer's mark on the first printed page which says ' Francis Henry Cripps . Day . M.A.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Papier Tourniquet|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||20 x 15.5 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XX 4-7 (Papier Tourniquet)|
Muira pgs 134-135 (German)
|Original Source||Markham, Gervase. Enrichment of the weald of Kent. 1675. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0152 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||631.45 M341i |
|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. |