The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Design - fruit]

Object Details

Title:

[Design - fruit]

Artist/Maker:

Giorgio Sommer (Italian, born Germany, 1834 - 1914)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Italy (Place Created)

Date:

1857–1914

Medium:

Hand-colored albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XP.709.507

Dimensions:

14 × 10.7 cm (5 1/2 × 4 3/16 in.)

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Object Description

Decorative panels, heavily hand-painted over an albumen print. The left side is grape wreaths with occasional birds. On the right is a portrait and elaborate decoration in red, green, burgundy, and bright blue. Burgundy stripes provide vertical borders.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.