Curtain made from fabric titled "La Liberté Americane"

about 1783
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811), Printed by Manufacture Royale de Oberkampf à Jouy

Object Place: Jouy, France


277 x 142.2 cm (109 1/16 x 56 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copperplate printed

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Curtain with scalloped edge at bottom made from French red copper-plate printed cotton depicting pastoral scenes and neo-classical ornament. Medallions at center, which originally depicted putti, were re-etched on the plate with designs from the front and back of Franklin Peace Medal designed by Gibelin and executed by Dupré in 1782. Orignally titled, “Les occupations villageoises,” and retitled “La Liberté Americaine. Stamped at the top “Manufacture de Oberkampf a Jouy près Versailles.”


Miss Amy Pleadwell; purchased by the MFA, January 12, 1939

Credit Line

Textile Special Fund and Weld Collection