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Ornament - Panel, Les Grands Hommes, 1856–57

This is a Ornament - panel. It was manufactured by Jules Desfossé. It is dated 1856–57 and we acquired it in 1949. Its medium is block-printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Portraiture on Wallpaper with George Washington.

This object was catalogued by Horace L. Hotchkiss, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Dr. Gertrude Bilhuber in memory of her father Ernst Bilhuber.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

102.5 x 49 cm (40 3/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Ornament - Panel, Les Grands Hommes, 1856–57; Manufactured by Jules Desfossé ; France; block-printed on paper; 102.5 x 49 cm (40 3/8 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Dr. Gertrude Bilhuber in memory of her father Ernst Bilhuber; 1949-78-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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