Sidewall (England), ca. 1870
Views of Canadian tourist destinations set within frames, a convention that became popular after mid-century, probably in response to the British Reform Movement. Proponents of the movement thought the use of landscape scenes and tromp l’oeil effects on wallpaper were dishonest and belied the 2-dimensional aspect of the wall. Putting the scenes within a frame made them appear more like paintings than windows which seemed to have appeased the conformists.
This object was
Elizabeth Horwitz Marcus.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of George Arnold Hearn.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 75.5 x 56 cm (29 3/4 x 22 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall (England), ca. 1870; machine printed on paper; H x W: 75.5 x 56 cm (29 3/4 x 22 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of George Arnold Hearn; 1943-25-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.