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Printed panel

French
1775–1800


Object Place: France

Dimensions

124 x 206 cm (48 13/16 x 81 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.217

Medium or Technique

Print on cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel made of two long pieces. Panurge dans l’Ile des Lanternes, from an opera by Grétry.
Natural cotton ground, copper plate printed in neutral violet. Vignettes showing figures in European or Oriental costume in a procession (one man being carried) led by musicians; men hauling a boat ashore; two men beating a great drum on a covered platform; etc. The architecture, in fantastic oriental taste, is liberally decorated with lanterns. Width of design and cotton incomplete. Cotton somewhat browned. A few small stains and holes. Left edge is irregular and ragged.

Credit Line

Transferred from Decorative Arts Department installation reserve