|Title||Modern 20th c. marbled paper, Fantasy pattern |
|Date||20th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: pattern name not listed (he does show an oil-based ink sample of it)|
This is a more modern pattern created sometime between the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
It is because of the this pattern's use of thin size, which causes its lines and spots to remain unsmooth, that it could be misinterpreted and thought to be a marble made with oil-based inks which share similar spotting and irregular line work.
>The pattern is created, according to Muira, by starting with a Turkish base using a very thin size or pure water. A stylus would then be used to drawn the colors into the desired shapes. Generally, the shapes created in a Fantasy marble are less structured and formal than you would see in a regular marbled pattern.
The primary colors for this example are green, blue and black.
|Collection Notes||This scan is from a book cover.|
The endsheets are matching.
This book is a limited edition of 425 copies in this 2nd edition.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Fantasy|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||13 X 9 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVIII 188|
Muira pgs 69-71
|Original Source||Wilde, Oscar. The fisherman and his soul. Portland, Me. : Thomas B. Mosher, 1907. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP427 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||PR 5818 F5 1907 |
|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. |