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Panel of brocaded satin

French or Italian
1740–50


Object Place: France or Italy

Dimensions

58.3 x 83 cm (22 15/16 x 32 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.392

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel of brocaded satin, rectangular, made of three pieces. Beige satin ground, decorated with vignettes showing a shepherd, shepherdess and four sheep under a stone arch; through the arch are seen a lighthouse and a ship at sea. In the interspaces, flowering branches and a tiny pagoda on a rocky promontory. Predominant colors are light green, yellow, shades of blue and rose. Condition good.

Provenance

Mme. Niclausse (dealer), Paris; sold by Mme. Niclausse to Adolph Loewi; 1957, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $130. (Accession Date: May 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund