Requires Photography

Part of a curtain

French
fourth quarter of 18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

128 x 187 cm (50 3/8 x 73 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2474

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

One and one-half widths, seamed; pieced lower right corner. Engraved design copperplate printed in faded cherry red on natural ground. “Les Quatres Elémetns” pattern sows fire, air, water and earth (Bacchus in cart) deities within rectangular compartments framed by bars decorated with flowers, garlands, chains and trophies. Cotton browned, stained; many small holes, some darned.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund