A full sheet 17 1/2 x 14 of block-printed pastepaper, bearing the same image twice, with a space for cutting them apart. The design consists of a blue checkered background with a large central floral wreath flanked by 4 smaller oval floral wreathes. The central wreathe surrounds a city (Venice?) scene. Each oval wreathe contains a different butterfly. The design is printed from woodblocks in blue, green, ochre, and terra cotta. Remnants of old tape on back where previously hinged, else fine condition. Item #16887
Probably from the workshop of Remondini of Bassano. The design was printed from a separate block for each color--from vegetable dyes mixed with paste. The pastepapers were used in bookbindings. Full sheets of these papers are rare.