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Scenic Wallpaper "Les voyages d'Anthenor"

2001.281.1120 (RS196894)

Description

Partial panel of the scenic wallpaper "Les voyages d'Anthenor" manufactured by Dufour, Paris, France. The panel depicts an arcade with Corinthian columns and statues on the balustrade. Two young men in classical dress carry spears and a gold drinking horns in the foreground. A large, palm tree to the right of the young men arches over the scene. Block-printed in eight browns, five greens, four blues, pink, peach, three yellows, two tans, seven grays, black, white and three oranges. The ground is blue on the bottom third of the panel and peach for the rest of the panel.

Details

Maker
Joseph Dufour (Manufacturer)
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
"Fragments of large scenic showing Roman figures" (handwritten)
"Old scenic w.p. fragments" (handwritten)
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpaper brushes
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
64 1/4 x 22 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1120
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292881

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Arcade
Corinthian columns
Statues
Young Men
Palm Tree
Spears
drinking horns
Period/Style
Scenic
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Les voyages d'Anthenor
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 21 (inches)

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