|Title||Vintage 18th c. marbled paper, Placard pattern |
|Date||18th century |
|Descriptive Notes||This is most likely an example of the Placard as exampled by Wolfe.|
Miura: Not listed.
Wolfe suggests the Placard pattern is one amongst those which were first created and used for book decoration in France between 1680 and 1740. These patterns have been grouped not because of any relationship in their making but because of their dominant popularity, called "la vulgarization du papier marbré." The word vulgarization in this instance does not have a negative connotation but instead refers to its common usage.
The creation method of this pattern goes un-described by Wolfe. It appears to be a combination of elements found singled out and characteristic of other, later patterns. For example colors added in the Turkish pattern manner, with some light combing as seen in the Antique Straight or Dahlia marbles as well as some swirls reminiscent of the French curl pattern.
The primary colors for this example are red, blue, yellow and green.
|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||Placard|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||16.5 x 9.5 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXIII 1-4, XXV 26|
Schleicher pgs 32-33
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0017 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp183 |
|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. |