Curtain made from fabric titled "La Liberté Americane"

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


Object Place: Jouy, France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

39.53

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copperplate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.”

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Textile Special Fund and Weld Collection