Brocade fragment

17th–18th century


Overall: 46.4 x 57.8 cm (18 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



White satin ground, the design of landscapes, shepherds, peacocks, parrots, fountains, etc., is of green, pink, yellow, white and black silk and light brown, cream color and blue velvet. A piece of the same type is catalogued at the Musés Royaux des Arts Decoratifs as work of the 17th-18th cent. at the Museum at Lyons as 17th cent., time of Louis XIII 1610-1643, at the Museum at Munich it is not classified. See cat. d’Etoffes Anciennes et Modernes décrites par Madame Isabella Errera, Brussels 1907. Page 283, fig. 387.


This piece was bought in Madrid and was registered as Andalusian of the 16th cent.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection