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What is this?

On blue shiny, irregularly black-dotted ground, cut stone imitation - possibly marble - with orange, brown, and yellow veining.

H# 627

This is a sidewall from France. It is dated 1800–1835 and we acquired it in 1972. Gift of Josephine Howell.

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Its medium is

block-printed on handmade paper

Its dimensions are

Overall (a): 87.5 x 59.5 cm (34 7/16 x 23 7/16 in.) Overall (b): 288.5 x 60 cm (9 ft. 5 9/16 in. x 23 5/8 in.)

This object was donated by Josephine Howell

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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