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Vues d’Italie

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (manufactured)
    Rashleigh House (paper hung)

  • Date:

    ca. 1822 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dufour & Cie (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour prints in grisaille from wood blocks, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the St Austell Brewery Co. Ltd

  • Museum number:

    E.1947-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

‘Vues d’Italie’ or ‘La Baie de Naples’; One of eight lengths from the scenic paper depicting views of Tivoli, Amalfi, Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples; This length depicts groups of peasants standing before an obelisk fountain on a quay, against which rides a barque; view of mountains across a bay; portion of frieze at top; Colour print in grisaille from wood blocks.

Place of Origin

Paris (manufactured)
Rashleigh House (paper hung)

Date

ca. 1822 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Dufour & Cie (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour prints in grisaille from wood blocks, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 236.3 cm, Width: 99.1 cm

Object history note

Given by the St Austell Brewery Co. Ltd.

Provenance: The dining room of the White Hart Hotel (Rashleigh House), St Austell, Cornwall.

Descriptive line

‘Vues d’Italie’ or ‘La Baie de Naples’; Length of wallpaper (one of a series of eight), depicting groups of peasants standing before an obelisk fountain on a quay, against which rides a barque; view of mountains across a bay; Colour print in grisaille from wood blocks; Anonymous; Produced by Dufour et Leroy; Provenance: White Hart Hotel (Rashleigh House), St Austell, Cornwall; French; ca. 1822.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.
Dudley, Ewart. The Bay of Naples Wallpaper, Connoisseur. 1936, vol XCVIII
Entwisle, E. A. French Scenic Wallpaper (1800-1860. Leigh-on-Sea, 1972.
Clouzot, Henri. Les chefs d'oeuvres du Papiers Peints. Tableaux-tentures de Dufour et Leroy. Paris, 1931.
McClelland, Nancy V. Historic Wallpapers from their Inception to the Introduction of Machinery. Philadelphia and London, 1924.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938. London: The Board of Education, 1939.

Production Note

Provenance: The dining room of the White Hart Hotel (Rashleigh House), St Austell, Cornwall.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print; Grisaille

Subjects depicted

Mountains; Fountain; Peasants; Quay; Landscapes (representations); Scenic wallpapers; Bay; Obelisk

Categories

Prints; Wall coverings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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