The Artist

Arthur and Robert was an established company in Paris, making painted paper for interior decoration. Named after its two founders, who were British, the company specialized in neoclassical motifs. They often used the style called “trompe l’œil” (fool the eye) to imitiate fabrics like velvet and fringe. One of their most famous clients was Thomas Jefferson, when he was the American ambassador to the court of Louis XVI.

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