|Title||Vintage 18th c. marbled paper, Peacock pattern |
|Date||18th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Peacock pattern|
Miura: Bouquet marble.
The Peacock pattern is similar to and easily confused with the Bouquet pattern. According to Wolfe's usage of the term, Peacock is more about the process in making of the pattern where as Muira implies that Peacock and Bouquet, while similar in repeating shape, each always has a standard base, Peacock's being Turkish, and Bouquet's being Nonpareil. This confusion of related elements has caused any other artists to use these two names interchangeably.
According to Muira this pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base. A comb with one set of teeth would be drawn through the bath twice vertically, once in either direction with the second pass halving the first. This step would then be repeatedly horizontally. The final step would be to draw a comb with two sets of teeth through the bath vertically in loose, wave-like lines. This last pass causes loop-like shapes to emerge reminiscent of the ends of Peacock feathers.
The primary color for this example is black.
|Collection Notes||This sample is scanned from a book edge.|
The endsheets are French curl marbled paper in blue, red and yellow.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Peacock|
Plume de Paon
Queue de Paon
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||26 x 21 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXV 25, XXXV 151-153|
Muira pg 117
|Original Source||Bougeant, G.H. Histoire des guerres et des négociations qui precederent le traité de Westphalie, sous le regne de Louis XIII & le ministere du cardinal de Richelieu & du cardinal Mazarin. Composée sur les mémoires du comte d'Avaux... Par le pere Bougeant. Paris, Chez Didot [etc.] 1751. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0011 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||940.24 B66h v.1 |
|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. |