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Giraffes

Herndon Papers1953

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Similar to a bandbox paper of the 1830s. Medallion has large giraffe with two oriental figures pulling at its bridle reins. This alternates vertically with small medallion of a lion-like cat with forked tail (probably mythological). Repeating background pattern of small white dots of two sizes. Printed on blue ground.

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Details

  • Title: Giraffes
  • Creator: Herndon Papers
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Physical Dimensions: w760 x h920 cm
  • Dimensions: 92 x 76 cm (36 1/4 x 29 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Sidewall
  • Rights: Gift of B.H. Hellman
  • Medium: Screen-printed

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