|Title||Modern 20th c. marbled paper, Antique straight pattern |
|Artist||Guyot, Don |
|Studio Name||Colophon Hand Bindery |
|Place of Production||United States-Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||Although Miura does not refer to this marble Wolfe does and calls it an Antique straight pattern.|
Historically Wolfe suggests that the Antique straight is a pattern seen at least as early as the 17th century.
This pattern is very similar to and could be mistaken for a Zebra pattern. Wolfe's explanation of how both are created distinguishes between the two mostly by their final step. The Zebra having less finely sized drops of color than one would see in an Antique straight.
This pattern is created starting with throwing the desired colors onto the bath then raking or combing them once in either direction in straight lines. Finally a shower of very fine (usually white) color dots would be sprinkled over the entire bath.
The primary colors for this example are black, blue, dark yellow, tan and brown.
|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||Antique straight|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||12 x 9 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVI 164 |
|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-mp157a |
|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. |