• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    A FRENCH PAPIER PEINT TEN-PANEL SCREEN

    THE UPPER PANELS EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND LATER MOUNTED AS A SCREEN

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH PAPIER PEINT TEN-PANEL SCREEN
    THE UPPER PANELS EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND LATER MOUNTED AS A SCREEN
    From the series Paysage De Telemaque dans L'Ile de Calypso and in two parts, depicting a continuous landscape vignette of Roman life above a painted panel border
    120 in. (304.5 cm.) high, 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide, each panel


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    This twenty-five panel panoramic series was first printed in 1818 and the original artist is unknown. The panels here depict the monumental palace of Calypso, with Telemaque leaving the hunt with Eucharis. Calypso sees them and is overcome with jealousy. (O. Nouvel-Kammerer, Papiers Peints Panoramiques, Paris, 1990, p. 262.). The complete series of this wallpaper was formerly in the home of Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Provenance

    The Estate of Pauline Settle Ney; Sotheby's, New York, 26 September 1987, lot 218.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR (LOT 187)