Rare limited edition complete set of panoramic wall paper
A rare, limited edition complete set of scenic panoramic wallpaper panels titled "The monuments of Paris", a hand screened, full color reproduction produced by "The Twigs" in cooperation with The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, after a scenic panorama originally manufactured in Paris in 1814 by Joseph Dufour.
As original copies of Dufour's "Les monuments de Paris" are virtually unobtainable today, The Twigs cooperated with the museum to reproduce in faithful detail one of the most important examples of this genre.The reproduction measures 8 1/2 feet high by 48 feet in lengh and is printed in full color- depicting a variety of pastoral scenes against a backdrop of architectural monuments. Documentation was exhaustive throughout its manufacture. A limited number of additional copies were printed and available for private sale.We are confident that "The Monuments of Paris" may be recommended without reservation to the most discriminating client.
The important original document was saved from extinction in 1977 when The Twigs was commissioned by the Met to reproduce the panorama for the Museum's newly renovated American Wing.Original fragments were located and documemted in situ. A team of Artists worked for two years to produce the drawings and more than a thousand silkscreens were engraved to complete the printing - after which the screens themselves were destroyed. Our set is numbered # 61
We have 25 panels, each of them 27" wide. It is a complete set