Because this is what was underneath the wallpaper.
It's damaged and faded, but SO beautiful. I cannot fathom the decision to cover it up with floral wallpaper. I just can't.
We'll see if it survives. I emailed pictures to a paintings conservator. I have only the bare bones of the education and skill it would take to restore it, but perhaps with some guidance we can bring it back. Here's the worst part of it - the paint came off with the wallpaper. I was so over eager I just pulled. But on the flip side - if I had steamed it, the paint probably would have been more badly damaged.
What a cool thing to find! I hope that you can restore it.ReplyDelete
Love this! Such a great find!ReplyDelete
I'm generally not a fan of murals or 'busy' walls, but I love your find - so pretty and looks like it really suits the room!ReplyDelete
Whoa that's awesome!!ReplyDelete
is it painted in to the plaster, like fresco? that's AMAZING!ReplyDelete
huh that is really cool - and so pretty!ReplyDelete
Good find! I hope you can restore it to its former glory!ReplyDelete
That's so amazing. Is there a signature and date anywhere? Wallpapers often sign and date their work so you'll find it under the paper when you pull it. If the room has been papered continuously and never painted, sometimes you can track back for decades. My parents found signatures and dates going back 100 years in one of their rooms. Good luck restoring the mural though, that sounds tough.ReplyDelete
That's really incredible!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, that is so cool! I can't believe they covered it up.ReplyDelete