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Scenic Wallpaper

1954.229.10 (RS198499)

Description

One of twenty-five fragments of the French scenic wallpaper "Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique" (also known as "Les Voyages du captaine Cook"). The scenic is loosely based on the celebrated events of Captian James Cook's exploration of the Pacific, which brough the captain to his violent death there in 1779. This fragment depicts the inhabitants of Otaheile. Printed in 5 greens, 2 blues, yellow, 2 oranges, red, ochre, and two browns.

Details

Maker
Dufour, Joseph (Manufacturer)
Charvet, Jean-Gabriel (Designer)
Date
1804-1806
1804 - 1st edition
Location of origin
France
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
Dimensions
49 1/2 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1954.229.10
GUSN
179316
Reference Notes
"French Scenic Wallpaper 1795-1865," pg. 308-309, fig. 78

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
trees
spears
feathers
shell
figures
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Wallpaper
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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