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1916.56.1-.2 (RS174425)

Description

Large fragment of scenic figure, Reproduction of "House Fair" painting by French painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), who did original artwork on which paper is based. Three vignettes showing scenes from fair. Central, rectilinear-shaped vignette depicts riders and horses preparing for country-style race. Two smaller scenes show man sitting with two plough horses in first scene, man and woman with two horses at well in second scene. Each vignette is separated by bead and reel frames. Printed in three browns, two greys, two greens, two blues, orange, yellow, black and white on grey ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1875
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Drucklee House, Stairway.
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
34 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1916.56.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of John W. Harvey
GUSN
178541
Reference Notes
Wallpaper in New England, pg. 216-17, fig. 58.2. See also New York Times Magazine, April 24, 1938, pg. 11.
Related Items
Accession number 1916.56.2

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Racing horses
riders
bead and reel.
Period/Style
Ashlar
Theme
Race, fair, rural life
Paper Type
Machine Made
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 1/4, print width 21 1/8 (inches)

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