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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 94

    A fragment of French early 19th century scenic wallpaper by the Velay Manufactory, Paris

    Grande chasse de tigre dans l'Inde

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    A fragment of French early 19th century scenic wallpaper by the Velay Manufactory, Paris
    Grande chasse de tigre dans l'Inde
    gouache on joined sheets of paper laid down on canvas
    74 x 93¾ in. (188 x 238 cm.)


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    The present lot consists of five of the original 25 lengths of paper and shows the central theme of the series titled Grande chasse de tigre dans l'Inde (fully illustrated in O. Nouvel-Kammerer, French Scenic Wallpaper, 1795-1865, Paris, 2000, no. 75). The design is recorded in the Zuber archives (inventory number Z 200). According to the achive the design dates from before 1818. The series was inspired by William and Thomas Daniell's Oriental Scenery (London, 1795).

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