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America paying homage to France

French (Jouy)
1785–90
Fabric designed by Jean-Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811), Fabric manufactured by Manufacture Royale de Oberkampf à Jouy


Object Place: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Dimensions

110.5 x 120 cm (43 1/2 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.500

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copper-plate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Two lengths of furnishing fabric stitched together and trimmed with braid; fabric patterned with the “America paying homage to France” showing the personification of America paying homage to France. This is an early version, printed before 1789 as France still wears a crown and there is a fleur de lis on the orb. Copperplate printed in red.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift to the MFA, April 2, 1951

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection