"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242886

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a man and woman kissing. They are seated back to back on the ground in the bottom right corner. Another man kneeling on an Empire chair is applauding. A dog is running away at bottom left. A stone railing with squat vase shaped balusters appears in the background. A long narrow strip from panel 2010.27.1.8 has been glued along the right side. The top arch is not aligned. The correct strip for the right side of the panel is 2010.27.1.26. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like columns on sides. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

68 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.10

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 4: 'Le baiser a la Capucine,' by Dutailly from 'Le Bon Genre', no. 65."

Places

France

Related Items

Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel Accession Number 2010.27.1.26
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel Accession Number 2010.27.1.8
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic