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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 405M , Case SR1, Shelf B, Box 7

This object consists of 72 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Les Monuments de Paris

Wallpaper
1814 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'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.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 24 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Wallpaper
  • Print
  • Panorama
  • Wallpaper
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  • Wallpaper
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  • Wallpaper
  • Paper
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  • Wallpaper
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  • Wallpaper
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Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
'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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Each height: 240cm
  • Each width: 49.5cm
Dimensions from: 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.
Object history
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.
Production
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.
Places Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.848-1924

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record createdMarch 31, 2009
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