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Sidewall (France)

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by André Groult. It is dated 1925–30 and we acquired it in 1945. Its medium is block printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

The lone female figure standing in contrapposto alludes to antique statuary, while the draped garlands and the delicate balancing of the figure on the floral swag draw from eighteenth-century neoclassical wallpapers. The fresh colors and minimal nature of the design speaks to the 1920s.

It is credited Gift of Jones and Erwin, Inc..

  • Dish
  • molded glass.
  • Gift of Jacques Jugeat.
  • 1969-126-5
  • Seated Nude Figure
  • porcelain, enamel.
  • The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase....
  • 1989-41-177

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 86.5 x 51.5 cm (34 1/16 x 20 1/4 in.) H x W (a): 84 × 50.2 cm (33 1/16 × 19 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed at end of roll on component "a": Andre Groult à Paris.

Cite this object as

Sidewall (France); Manufactured by André Groult (French, 1884–1967); block printed on paper; H x W x D: 86.5 x 51.5 cm (34 1/16 x 20 1/4 in.) H x W (a): 84 × 50.2 cm (33 1/16 × 19 3/4 in.); Gift of Jones and Erwin, Inc.; 1945-13-3-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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