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

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-179302

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

Descriptive Terms

scenic wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Pattern

Telemachus

Associated Building

Original To Salmond House, Parlor

Additional Identification Number

1675

Maker

Dufour, Joseph (Manufacturer)
Mader, Xavier (Designer)

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

75 1/2 x 21 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Hall

Accession Number

1973.101

Places

France

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove
Joined sheets

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

palm tree
nymphs
lute
river bank
basket of fruits

Period/Style

Scenic