|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Fantasy pattern |
|Date||19th 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 Miura, 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 color for this example is blue.
|Collection Notes||The flat sample from which this photo was scanned is a salvaged endsheet. There is no record of the original item from which these endsheets were taken. Information regarding creation dates has therefore been estimated (using Wolfe), typically by century. |
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Fantasy|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||18 x 11 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVIII 188|
Muira pgs 69-71
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0060 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp13 |
|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. |