|Size||7" x 10"|
|Collection||John Derian Collection|
These elegant decoupage glass plates, created by the John Derian Company, feature Constantino Brumidi's 1869 paintings, originally installed in the ceiling of the White House Entrance Hall. The Italian-born artist pained in a modified illusionistic style and the paintings portray the allegorical figure of American Independence and the personification of our United States.
About the Artist
Decoupage is the art of cutting and gluing paper images to surfaces. John Derian, an avid collector of antique fruit, flower and animal prints, hand-paints borders and patterns over centuries-old ledgers and letters. He combines all these elements into charmingly eccentric collages which are reprinted and pieced together in layers under glass accessories. His ever expanding collection includes plates, platters, paperweights, lamps, table tops, umbrella stands, vases and shadow boxes. John Derian's designs are handmade in his studio in New York and prized by collectors around the world.