This elegant decoupage glass plate, created by the John Derian Company, features Constantino Brumidi's 1869 painting, originally installed in the ceiling of the White House Entrance Hall. The Italian-born artist pained in a modified illusionistic style and the painting portrays 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.