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Les Incas

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1826 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dufour & Cie (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Thomas Robbins

  • Museum number:

    E.812-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 405M, case SR1, shelf A, box 6

Physical description

A length of wallpaper from the series 'Les Incas', illustrating scenes from Les Incas, ou la Destruction de l'Empire de Perou, by Jean Francois Marmontel. This length depicts part of 'Celebration de la fête du Soleil au temple de Cusco'; Colour print from wood blocks.

Place of Origin

Paris (manufactured)

Date

1826 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Dufour & Cie (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 271.8 cm Average size of objects E.812-814-1939, Width: 55.9 cm Average size of objects E.812-814-1939

Object history note

Given by Mrs Thomas Robbins.

One length of wallpaper from the series of 30 entitled 'Les Incas', illustrating scenes from Les Incas, ou la Destruction de l'Empire de Perou, by Jean Francois Marmontel (1723-99)

Descriptive line

Length of wallpaper from the series 'Les Incas', illustrating scenes from 'Les Incas, ou la Destruction de l'Empire de Perou', by Jean Francois Marmontel. This length depicts part of 'Celebration de la fête du Soleil au temple de Cusco'; Colour print from wood block; Anonymous; Produced by Dufour et Leroy; France; 1826.

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.
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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950
Given by Mr.

Production Note

From the series of 30 entitled 'Les Incas'. This length of wallpaper is no 7, part of 'Celebration de la fête du Soleil au temple de Cusco' (nos. 3-9).

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Scenic wallpapers

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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