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Copper-plate printed in purple

French (Jouy)
Late 18th century


Object Place: Jouy, France

Dimensions

Overall: 189.9 x 88.3 cm (74 3/4 x 34 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.8

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

“Les Quatre Parties du Monde,” first designed by J.B. Huet for Oberkampf around 1788. This cotton may be a late printing from plate. Africa is represented by an elephant, ostrich, children playing with snakes, child astride lion, woman holding cornucopia; Asia: camel and 2 women before circular altar; America: 2 Indians and alligator; Europe: crowned woman surrounded by fruits, helmet, globe, putti with map and flag, rearing horse.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund