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1916

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1926

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1930

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Sidewall, Daphnis, ca. 1921

This is a Sidewall. It was made for Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated ca. 1921 and we acquired it in 1930. Its medium is machine-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Dagobert Peche went to Vienna in 1906 to study architecture at the Technische Hochschule. In 1911 he was introduced to Josef Hoffman, founder of the Wiener Werkstatte, and soon began designing textiles for the Wiener Werkstatte, working on a freelance basis until 1915, when he became a full member. A number of Peche wallpaper designs were included in the first Wiener Werkstatte collection produced in 1914. Many of Peche’s wallpaper designs are based on plant forms found in nature.

It is credited Gift of Frankl Galleries.

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Its dimensions are

Overall: 48 x 53 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

On margin is printed: "Wiener Werkstatte, Daphnis' Entwurf Dagobert Peche".

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Daphnis, ca. 1921; Made for Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); Germany; machine-printed paper; Overall: 48 x 53 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.); Gift of Frankl Galleries; 1930-11-1-c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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