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Sidewall (France)

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by J. Grantil Company. It is dated 1928–29 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Large-scale flowers are created by the addition of white highlights on the unprinted paper stock. These sit in stark contrast to the brightly colored foliage and a green-spotted ground, as if viewing a floral garden from above. The mix of motifs rendered in contrasting neutral and strong colors creates a bold graphic.

It is credited Gift of Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz.

  • Sidewall (France)
  • machine-printed on paper.
  • Museum purchase from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund.
  • 2000-31-16
  • Sidewall (France)
  • machine printed on paper.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2007-1-9

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 75 × 47.5 cm (29 1/2 × 18 11/16 in.)

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Sidewall (France); Manufactured by J. Grantil Company (France); machine printed on paper; H x W: 75 × 47.5 cm (29 1/2 × 18 11/16 in.); Gift of Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz; 2010-31-42

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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