Scenic Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1804-1806

GUSN

GUSN-179316

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

Descriptive Terms

scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Additional Identification Number

683

Maker

Dufour, Joseph (Manufacturer)
Charvet, Jean-Gabriel (Designer)

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

49 1/2 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1954.229.10

Reference Notes

"French Scenic Wallpaper 1795-1865," pg. 308-309, fig. 78

Date

1804-1806 (1804 - 1st edition)

Places

France
France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wallpaper

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

trees
spears
feathers
shell
figures

Period/Style

Scenic