Stormont Marbled Paper (late 18th century)
Stormont MARBLED PAPER FROM THE Late 18th Century

Stormont and variants

Acrylic paint on vellumed paper

The Stormont pattern was introduced in the late eigteenth century, most probably in France. It is basically a Turkish Spot pattern where the last color has a small amount of turpentine added to the paint. This results in a spot with many fine holes and a lacy appearance. It was a popular pattern, with many variations as illustrated here. It is one of the most difficult patterns to master because of the volatile and strongly dispersant nature of turpentine. The paints must be constantly monitored and adjusted which makes achieveing consistency of spots difficult. Examples of the use of Stormont can also be found on other sample pages, where it is used for background effect.

Stormont Marbled Paper (late 18th century)

Stormont

Late 18th Century
Stormont with Red Veins Marbled Paper (early 19th century)

Stormont with Red Veins

Early 19th century
Stormont on Shell with Red Veins Marbled Paper (early 19th century)

Stormont on Shell with Red Veins

Early 19th century
Stormont on Shell with Black Veins Marbled Paper (early 19th century)

Stormont on Shell with Black Veins

Early 19th century
Gloster Marbled Paper (mid 19th century)

Gloster

Mid 19th century
Shroetel Marbled Paper (mid 19th century)

Shroetel

Mid 19th century
Broken or Casse Marbled Paper (mid 19th century)

Broken or Casse

Mid 19th century