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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.
68 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
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."
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