This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color darksalmon indianred lightcoral thistle or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1901

  • Work on this object began.

1906

  • Work on this object ended.

1952

  • We acquired this object.

2007

2008

2019

  • You found it!

Sidewall (France), 1901–06

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Harry Wearne and manufactured by Zuber & Cie. It is dated 1901–06 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is block printed paper, polished ground. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

The execution of this design is quite extraordinary. It is printed in a monochrome pink colorway with gray accents on a polished white ground, giving the paper the appearance of satin. Designed in the Rococo style the pattern contains large-scale elements and trompe l’oeil effects. The strung beads, curling around the acanthus, appear to be in the round, reflecting some unseen light, while the robust scrolling acanthus and cording creates the look of an architectural framework.

It is credited Gift of James J. Rorimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 102 x 50 cm (40 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Notation on selvedge reads (in English) Patented Jan'y 8 1901.

Cite this object as

Sidewall (France), 1901–06; Designed by Harry Wearne (British, active Germany, 1852–1929); block printed paper, polished ground; H x W: 102 x 50 cm (40 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of James J. Rorimer; 1950-111-7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

This object has no known Copyright restrictions.

You are welcome to use this image in compliance with our terms of use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383467/ |title=Sidewall (France), 1901–06 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=25 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>