Ornament - Panel, 1856–57
Block-printed on paper. Gift of Dr. Gertrude Bilhuber in memory of her father Ernst Bilhuber. 1949-78-1.
- Manufactured by Jules Desfossé
What is this?
Wallpaper panel showing full length view of George Washington in cutaway coat with epaulettes and a sword. At his feet are a conventionalized cannon and three cannon balls. All supported by shallow circular base. Imitation of statuary. Of the series "America's Heroes" [Les Grands Hommes] which also includes Franklin, Lafayette and Jefferson. Printed on light wood grain background.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource, Tuesday, March 26, 1991 - Sunday, August 30, 1992