dog wallpaper, 1798

Public domain.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, EST LI-15
This block-printed paper on a yellow background was created by the French company Paulot et Cie in 1798.  There's more to it; the other recurring motif was of a young woman in a reverie, and I can't divine what thematic link the two scenes may have.  Did you know wallpaper dates back to Renaissance Europe?  I didn't.  Did you know there's a Wallpaper History Society?  I do now.