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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

    A fragment of French early 19th century scenic wallpaper, Dufour Manufactory, Paris

    Paysage de Télémaque dans l'Île de Calypso

    Price Realised  

    A fragment of French early 19th century scenic wallpaper, Dufour Manufactory, Paris
    Paysage de Télémaque dans l'Île de Calypso
    gouache on sheets of paper laid down on panel
    44 5/8 x 30¾ in. (113.4 x 78.2 cm.)


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    The present lot consists of four of the original 25 lengths of paper of the series titled Paysage de Télémaque dans l'Île de Calpyso. The series was inspired by Fénélon's Les Aventures de Télémaque and was first produced circa 1818 (fully illustrated in O. Nouvel-Kammerer, French Scenic Wallpaper, 1795-1865, Paris, 2000, no. 5).

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