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Wallpaper - Les Monuments de Paris
  • Les Monuments de Paris
    Broc, Jean, born 1780 - died 1850
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Les Monuments de Paris

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1814 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Broc, Jean, born 1780 - died 1850 (designer)
    Dufour & Cie (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour woodblock print, on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.848-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 405M, case E, shelf 3 []

Physical description

'Les Monuments de Paris'; Thirty lengths of wallpaper forming a continuous panorama of the chief monuments of Paris, arranged along one of the banks of the Seine; Design after Jean Broc; Colour prints from wood blocks on paper.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1814 (made)

Artist/maker

Broc, Jean, born 1780 - died 1850 (designer)
Dufour & Cie (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour woodblock print, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 240 cm each, Width: 49.5 cm each

Object history note

The paper was produced and sold by Joseph Dufour. His account books show that the original price of the paper was 50 francs, and that it was published in 1814.

Descriptive line

'Les Monuments de Paris'; One of thirty lengths of wallpaper forming a continuous panorama of the chief monuments of Paris, arranged along one of the banks of the Seine; Design after Jean Broc; Colour prints from wood blocks on paper; Produced and sold by Joseph Dufour (of Dufour et Leroy); Paris; 1814.

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.
Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. London, 1976.
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 1924, published under the Authority of the Board of Education, London, 1926.

Production Note

The paper was produced and sold by Joseph Dufour. His account books show that the original price of the paper was 50 francs, and that it was published in 1814.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour woodblock print

Categories

Wall coverings; Politics; Tourism & Travel

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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