"New York Bay. 5-leaf Panoramic Screen By The Zuber Manufacture"Panoramic screen 5 sheets "The bay of New-York"
Zuber manufacture in Rixheim
~ 1950 after a model of 1834
5 strips out of 7 (missing n ° 1 and 7)
47 x 200 cm (strip)
Total height: 205 cm
Continuous decoration: 235 cm
Some snags, including a fairly large (restored) in the foliage at the top right, but which remains discreet in the camouflage of the greenery (see last 3 photos). Some minor stains. The back, hung with plain blue wallpaper, also shows some accidents.
This decor is part of the Views of North America or The United States of America series drawn by Jean Julien Deltil (1791-1863). It is directly inspired by Milbert's drawings from Picturesque Route of the Hudson River and Lateral Parts of North America (Paris, 1828), with the exception of the group of black figures in bourgeois costume which is an addition by Deltil . See Odile Nouvel-Kammerer, Panoramic wallpapers, Flammarion, Paris 1990, n ° 80. We find the 4 panoramas of the series in the reception room of the diplomats at the White House.
The Zuber factory, founded in 1790 and installed in Rixheim (Alsace) since 1797, keeps in its archives the 150,000 wooden boards carved by the workers of the factory between 1797 and 1830. These boards, classified in the inventory of historical monuments, are still used today for the printing of an important part of the production.