At the same time, the interest in the archaeological rediscoveries of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum was being reinterpreted by artists such as Jean-Baptiste Huet, Prieur, Joseph Laurent Malaine or Lavallée-Poussin, including two sets of etchings by Piranese entitled, Vassi-Cippi-Candelabri of 1778 and Les Arabesques des Bains de Livie dans la Villa Adrienne of 1789.
Réveillon took advantage of the technical advances of the second half of the eighteenth century for the manufacturing of wallpaper. His flourishing business, established in 1763 in the famous Folie-Titon on rue Charonne, employed three hundred workers by1789 and obtained the title of Manufacture Royale in 1783 and 1784. A master in the art of communication, Réveillon skillfully disseminated the news to the press about the construction of the first hot-air balloon at the Foili-Titon factory, and up until the French Revolution, it became a prestigious destination for foreigners visiting Paris.
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