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La Chasse de Compiègne

Wallpaper
1814 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This wallpaper is from a set of 25, depicting a hunting scene. The group of wallpapers form a panoramic panel. Wallpaper series such as these, imitating painted murals, were newly fashionable in the early 1800s. Like many wallpaper series, they were designed so they could be adapted for particular interiors or wall lengths. They were most often used in rooms used for entertaining, such as dining and reception rooms.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
'La Chasse de Compiègne' ('La Chasse aux Courses'); Wallpaper panel from a series of twenty-five (E.3683-3707-1913) with a continuous hunting scene; After Carle Vernet; Colour woodblock print, on paper; Produced by Jacquemart & Bérnard; French, 1814.
Physical Description
One of twenty-five wallpaper panels with a continuous hunting scene; Colour print from wood blocks, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 226.7cm
  • Width: 53.3cm
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.
Credit line
Given by Sir William James Ingram, Bt
Object history
Given by Sir William James Ingram, Bart.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This wallpaper is from a set of 25, depicting a hunting scene. The group of wallpapers form a panoramic panel. Wallpaper series such as these, imitating painted murals, were newly fashionable in the early 1800s. Like many wallpaper series, they were designed so they could be adapted for particular interiors or wall lengths. They were most often used in rooms used for entertaining, such as dining and reception rooms.
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.
  • Entwisle, E. A. French Scenic Wallpaper (1800-1860. Leigh-on-Sea, 1972, p. 64.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1913, London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914
Collection
Accession Number
E.3705-1913

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record createdSeptember 20, 2006
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