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"Les Paysages de Télémaque dans l'île de Calypso"

1973.101 (RS199538)

Description

French scenic wallpaper "Les Paysages de Télémaque dans l'île de Calypso". Twenty seven panels depict scenes from the story "Les Aventures de Télémaque," written by François Fénelon in 1699. Block-printed in eighty-five colors with 2,027 woodblocks. Printed in four greens, two browns, two pinks, two blues, orange, white and gray on a light blue ground.

Details

Maker
Dufour, Joseph (Manufacturer)
Mader, Xavier (Designer)
Date
1815-1820
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original To Salmond House, Parlor.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
Dimensions
75 1/2 x 21 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1973.101
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. James Hall
GUSN
179302
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
palm tree
nymphs
lute
river bank
basket of fruits
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Wall Fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
Joined sheets
Pattern Name
Telemachus
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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