|Title||Modern 20th c. marbled paper, Turkish pattern |
|Artist||Guyot, Don |
|Studio Name||Colophon Hand Bindery |
|Place of Production||United States -- Washington (State) -- Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||According to both Wolfe and Muira this is an example of a Turkish pattern.|
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.
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.
This sample is a second.
The primary colors for this example are pink, red, black, yellow and orange.
|Collection Notes||This sample is a flat sample from amongst a box of samples Guyot would have used to monitor his inventory and pattern types for his company, Colophon.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Turkish|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||12 x 9 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXVI 44-48|
Muira pgs 47-49
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||DG-modern-Guyot-mp173a |
|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. |