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Les Incas

Wallpaper
1826 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour woodblock print, on paper
Brief Description
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. Produced by Dufour et Leroy; France; 1826.
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.
Dimensions
  • Average size of objects e.812 814 1939 height: 271.8cm
  • Average size of objects e.812 814 1939 width: 55.9cm
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 Mrs Thomas Robbins
Object history
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)
Subject 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.
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.811-1939

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