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1923.501 (RS198585)

Description

Full panel removed from a fireboard. Still life of fruit, caterpillar, bird and lizard on top of a marble pedestal with a "carved" classical scene of two women dancing before a sacrificial bull. Still life includes: peaches, apples, canteloupe, artichokes, pears, grapes, basket and wine flask. Classical scene includes: bull, basket of flowers, musical pipes, amphora and cauldron. Printed in two blues, four greens, orange, two peaches, rose, pink, lavender, red, tan, olive, two browns, black, grey and white on a dark, charcoal grey ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1800
Location of origin
France
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
France
Descriptive terms
Fireboard
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
wallpapers
Dimensions
32 7/8 x 35 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.501
Credit Line
Gift of Little and Browne Architects
GUSN
178907

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Still life includes: peaches
apples
canteloupe
artichokes
pears
grapes
basket and wine flask. Classical scene includes: bull
basket of flowers
musical pipes
amphora and cauldron.
Form
Fireboard
State
Original
Theme
sacrifice, decay, mortality
Paper Type
Handmade

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