Fireboard

Object Number: 
1950.314
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Wood, canvas, wallpaper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 42 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 88.9 x 107.6 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular fireboard composed of canvas nailed to wooden frame, with wallpaper section attached to front surface; single section of block-printed wallpaper (7 colors) with gray background and central vignette of lake scene surrounded by foliage; scene includes large building with cupola and single sailboat in lake; rock in left foreground printed with "LAKEVILLE"; separate wallpaper border with flocking and Greek key motif.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, the scene printed on the wallpaper is a view of Lake Success. It was printed from a wood block which once belonged to the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Harry McNeill Bland
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group