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Anthemion Frieze with Arthur and Robert Stripe

French circa 1799

Colorway A - two widths


This pattern was printed by the famous Parisian firm of Arthur et Robert. (Gouvenier Morris took Thomas Jefferson on a day trip to visit “Old man Arthur’s wallpaper factory” when they both lived in Paris.) A patent sample dated 1799 is on file at the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibiliotheque Nationale; another example the is collection compiled by Patrice Mauny.

This neoclassical frieze installed at Selso Slot (castle) in Denmark in two different configurations. In one, it was printed on a plain yellow ground and used to frame an overdoor panel. The other instance involved the frieze printed over the Arthur et Robert Stripe sidewall pattern; the scallop motif of the border emphasizes the three dimensional volume created by the graduated stripes.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 5 ¼ inches, width 8½ inches (base to tip of anthemion).

Metric Measurements: 13.3 cm, 21.5 cm.



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