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

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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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Lot Essay

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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