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Vues d’Italie

Wallpaper
ca. 1822 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

‘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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleLa Baie de Naples (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour prints in grisaille from wood blocks, on paper
Brief Description
‘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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 236.3cm
  • Width: 99.1cm
Credit line
Given by the St Austell Brewery Co. Ltd
Object history
Given by the St Austell Brewery Co. Ltd.



Provenance: The dining room of the White Hart Hotel (Rashleigh House), St Austell, Cornwall.
Production
Provenance: The dining room of the White Hart Hotel (Rashleigh House), St Austell, Cornwall.
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
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.
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1947-1938

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record createdMarch 3, 2009
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