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Decorative Panel, Les Grands Hommes

This is a Decorative panel. It was manufactured by Jules Desfossé. It is dated 1856–57 and we acquired it in 1949. Its medium is block-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Portraiture on Wallpaper with George Washington.

It is credited Gift of Dr. Gertrude Bilhuber in memory of her father Ernst Bilhuber.

Its dimensions are

102.5 x 49 cm (40 3/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Decorative Panel, Les Grands Hommes; Manufactured by Jules Desfossé ; France; block-printed paper; 102.5 x 49 cm (40 3/8 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Dr. Gertrude Bilhuber in memory of her father Ernst Bilhuber; 1949-78-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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