The truth of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time. .
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A continuation of my post from two weeks ago about the "Tiger Hunt", variously know as "Paysage Indien", "chasse au tigre", "chasse indienne" or "vues de l’Inde” that was attributed by Nancy McClelland to Dufour and dated to 1815 (N. McClelland, Historic Wall Papers, Philadelphia and London, 924, p. 360). She illustrates a set in the Putnam-Hanson House, 94 Boston Street, Salem, Mass. However, the set has been reattributed to the Velay Manufactory (see O. Nouvel-Kammerer, Papiers Peints Panoramiques,Exhibition Catalogue, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1998, pp. 306-307). The Velay Manufactory was a contemporary of Dufour and active in Paris after 1807.
Other examples of this set are in a private collection in Puy-de-Dôme, Rhone, Haute-Saône, France, in Belgium and Jönköping, Sweden.
The scenes, some of which are said to have been taken from William and Thomas Daniell's "Oriental Scenery" published in London in 1795, depict the right bank of the River Ganges, with tigers being hunted on horseback and mounted on an elephant. Two temples are taken from Daniell's engraving "Hindoo Temples at Bishabund" (op. cit. pl. II). Swipe to get an idea of the monumental scale of this panoramic (those two images are of master paper hanger John Nalewaja from his blog “Scenic Wallpaper.” @sothebys