Garden mural with thieving monkey
Who is nibbling on our fruit? This wall mural by Gräflich Münster'schen Manufaktur is an eye-catcher in your dining room.
Surprise yourself and your guests with this opulent wall decoration that you can look at again and again. Because it is full of small details. And it looks very vivid! At the foot of a garden wall lie fruits, plump and sweet. We see white and dark grapes, bright plums, velvety apricots. In the middle, a large melon, already cut, beckons. A perfectly formed still life - if it weren't for this greedy little monkey! With a furtive look, it tries to steal a grape. And maybe even more!
This picture was painted by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755). At the beginning of his career, the Paris-born artist worked as a portrait painter. From about 1715 onwards, he devoted himself mainly to still life and animal painting. He combined both in a formidable way in his Still Life with Monkeys, Fruit and Flowers from 1724. The painting is stylistically assigned to the Rococo period.
The Gräflich Münster'sche Manufaktur has realised it for the Hohenberger House as an imposing wall painting. It measures 2.70 x 2.80 m and is finished with the Mica effect. This effect looks like a powder on the surface of the non-woven wallpaper and turns the mural into a painting. It is thus very close to the original artistic expression.
A feast for the senses!
Oudry was extremely successful. He was appointed court painter to the French King Louis XV, and many of his works adorned the royal palaces. He surprised his contemporaries with his depictions of exotic animals such as rhinos, lions and monkeys. From 1725 he was artistic director of the tapestry manufactory in Beauvais, and from 1733 he was director of the tapestry manufactory in Paris. Thus his works also appear very fabric-like, the outstanding lighting supports the spatial and plastic impression. A feast for the senses!
Hohenberger wallpapers captivate with their outstanding appearance and exceptionally high quality. This longevity is economical and therefore also sustainable. Due to the absence of PVC and harmful printing inks, the wallpapers can be recycled without hesitation.
Design rights: Wolfsee U.G, Mrs. Clarissa Dreier
For our high-quality wallpapers, we only use paper from FSC® C004120 certified sources which guarantee exemplary forest management. Our colours are water based and free of PVC to guarantee a healthy atmosphere at your home. All our wallcoverings can easily be returned to the ecological and economic cycle.
- completely strippable when dry
- easy wallpapering
- highly light-resistant
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