Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865

GUSN

GUSN-273794

Description

Four panels of French scenic wallpaper. Handpainted on sheets of paper 39 1/4 inches wide by 105 inches hight. The painted pattern of each section is approximately 37 inches high, the remainder being sky. Written in ink on the reverse of one panel: "Environs de Paris / de 31 a 40." Two of the sections join in sequence, the other two do not. The scenes depicted are both pastoral and forest. The sky areas are in excellent condition; the lower portions on which the scenes are painted have had greater exposure and have a good deal of loss and wear.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Environs de Paris / de 31 a 40" (handwritten)

Pattern

Environs de Paris

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

105 x 39 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Brayton

Accession Number

1995.556A-D

Date

1865 (approximately)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Hand Painted

Form

unused

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic