Ref: 115fs http://hygra.com/face/115fs
Face Screens in papier mâché painted with Gothic architectural scenes.
pictures depict grand ecclesiastical buildings.
These edifices became
fashionable places to visit in the middle of the 19th
century, as a spirit of patriotism swept the country.
A feature which is
particularly interesting is the painting of the figures in medieval
This harmonised with the mood of returning to a bygone native
culture and rejecting neoclassicism.
painting is executed on a ground of metallic powder, a devise which
gives a hint of background sheen behind the pigments.
handles are a tour de force of turning and carving. They are
elegant and have a wonderful texture.
The handles are tactile. of ornamental turning, or OT for short.
UK ; Circa: 1860 ; Materials:
papier mâché and wood.
Size: Screen 22.5 cm
wide by 22.5 cm; handle 22cm long: 9 inches wide by 9 inches; handle 8.6
refer to the above photographs for details of condition.
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