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One pair of Screens

Object Details

Title:

One pair of Screens

Artists/Makers:

Savonnerie Manufactory (French, active 1627 - present)

After cartoons by Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay (French, 1653 - 1715)

and Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661 - 1743)

Culture:

French

Place:

Savonnerie, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1714–1740

Medium:

Wool and linen; wooden interior frame; cotton twill gimp; modern velvet lining

Object Number:

83.DD.260.1

Dimensions:

273.7 × 193.4 cm (107 3/4 × 76 1/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
1700 - 1750

Possibly French Crown, Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, first half of the eighteenth century.

- 1892

Possibly Madame d'Yvon (Paris, France) [sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 30-June 4, 1892, no. 673]

- 1914

Jacques Seligmann, French, 1858 - 1923 (Paris, France) [sold from the dissolution of the Societé Seligmann, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, March 9-12, 1914, no. 343]

before December 1926 -

Germain Seligmann, French, 1893 - 1978 (Paris, France)

before 1960 - 1981

François-Gérard Seligmann, French, 1919 - 2013 (Paris, France) [sold, Sotheby's, Monaco, June 14-15, 1981, no. 54]

1981 - 1983

Dalva Brothers, Inc., American, founded 1933, dissolved 2020 (New York City, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Exposition de Tapis de la Savonnerie: à l'occasion du centenaire de la réunion des ateliers de Chaillot aux ateliers des Gobelins (December 16, 1926 to January 31, 1927) (lent by Germain Seligmann)
  • Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (Paris), December 16, 1926 to January 31, 1927
Le Siècle de Louis XV (February to April 1927) (lent by Germain Seligmann)
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris), February to April 1927
Louis XIV, Faste et décors (May to October 1960) (lent by Germain Seligmann)
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), May to October 1960
Experts' Choice: 1000 Years of the Art Trade (April 22 to June 12, 1983) (lent by Dalva Brothers, Inc.)
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond), April 22 to June 12, 1983
Louis XIV at the Getty (June 9, 2015 to July 31, 2016)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 9, 2015 to July 31, 2016
Bibliography
Bibliography

Manufacture nationale de la Savonnerie. Exposition de tapis de la Savonnerie: à l'occasion du centenaire de la réunion des ateliers de Chaillot aux ateliers des Gobelins, exh. cat. (Paris: Le Manufacture, 1927), no. 96.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Le Siècle de Louis XIV, Catalogue de l'exposition, exh. cat. (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1927), no. 1268.

Musée des arts décoratifs, Louis XIV, faste et décors exh. cat. (Paris: Palais du Louvre, Pavillon de Marsan, 1960), p. 155, no. 774, pl. CII.

"Les Paravents." Connaissance des arts 177 (November 1966), pp. 122-29, no. 4.

Verlet, Pierre. The Savonnerie: Its History: The Waddesdon Collection (Fribourg: Office du Livre, in association with the National Trust, 1982), pp. 301 (type no. 5), 457-58.

Adams, Janet Woodbury. Decorative Folding Screens in the West from 1600 to the Present Day (London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1982), p. 131, pl. 3.

Walker, John. Experts' Choice: 1000 Years of the Art Trade, exh. cat. (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1983), pp. 82-83, ill.

Wilson, Gillian, Adrian Sassoon, and Charissa Bremer-David. "Acquisitions Made by the Department of Decorative Arts in 1983." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), pp. 180-83, no. 2, figs. 8a-b.

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Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), p. 165, no. 282.

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Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Decorative Arts (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 68-69, no. 50.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 6th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 195, ill. (only 1).

Wilson, Gillian, and Catherine Hess. Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), pp. 144-45, no. 293.

Leben, Ulrich. Object Design in the Age of Enlightenment: The History of the Royal Free Drawing School in Paris (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004), pp. 106-107, ill.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 7th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), p. 223, ill.

Wilson, Gillian, et al. French Furniture and Gilt Bronzes: Baroque and Régence: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), p. 381, fig. 28.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 8th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), pp. 268-69, ill.