|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Italian on Turkish Overprinted pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Miura: Italian on Turkish pattern, Overprinted.|
Historically, this is the oldest of Western marbled patterns and dates back to as early as the middle part of the 15th century.
Since this pattern is probably the earliest and the most simple it also is the base or jump off point for a large number of other patterns.
Normally 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 first the Turkish then the Italian pattern was printed using a lithographic process rather than being made on a bath.
brThe primary colors for this example are brown, pink, black and gold.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
The book has matching endsheets.
There is a binder's stamp on the verso side of the front endsheet "Bound by W. Roach. N.Y."
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Italian|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Overprint|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper;Print;Lithograph |
|Physical Description||18 x 11.5 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXXVI 157-159 (Italian), XXXVII 180 (Gold vein overprinting), XXVI 44-48 (Turkish)|
Muira pgs 52 (Italian), 126-127 (Gold vein printed lithographically), 47-49 (Turkish)
|Original Source||Pomey, François. The Pantheon, representing the fabulous histories of the heathen gods and most illustrious heroes in a plain and familiar method by way of dialogue / by Andrew Tooke. London : J. Johnson ; 1806. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||BL720 P6513 1806 |
|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. |