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Sidewall

Unknown1760–65

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Vertical rectangle of joined sheets of paper. Large flowing design of foliage and flowers in the manner of Jean Pillement's Indian design. Printed in orange, blue, and greens.

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  • Title: Sidewall
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1760–65
  • Physical Dimensions: w570 x h925 cm
  • Inscribed: Pieced together with painted restoration.
  • Exhibitions: San Fransisco, Califonia Palace of the Legion of Honor, "Cathaway Invoked", 10 June - 31 July 1966.Buffalo, NY, Albright Art Gallery, "Albright Art Gallery", Dec. 1, 1937 - Jan. 1, 1938.New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, "More than Meets the Eye", Nov. 15, 1977 - Mar. 15, 1978.Cincinnati, Ohio, The Taft Museum, "Chinoiserie", Oct. 5 - Dec. 2, 1979.
  • Dimensions: H x W: 92.5 x 57 cm (36 7/16 x 22 7/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Chronicle v. 1, no. 4, April 1938, p. 123.Craft Horizons ill., Vol XV, No. 3, p. 31.French Scenic Wallpaper Entwisle, Eric Leigh-on-Sea, F. Lewis, 1972, ill.,plate 70.Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, cat. no. 11. Ill.Oglesby, Catherine, "French Provincial Art", NY, 1951, fig. 290, p.200.Baltimore Museum of Art, "Age of Elegance. The Rococo and its effect", April 25 - June 14, 1959, p.40, fig. 175.M. Downer, "The Story of Design", NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., c. 1963, p.119.San Fransisco, Califonia Palace of the Legion of Honor, "Cathaway Invoked", 10 June - 31 July 1966, no.169, pl.LVIII.
  • Type: Sidewall
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Block-printed on handmade paper

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