Rectangular piece: "Melide et sa Mère"

French
1800–35


Object Place: France

Dimensions

38.2 x 90.8 cm (15 1/16 x 35 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.582

Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Copperplate engraving, printed in mauve on tabby-woven cotton ground. Two vignettes repeated on a shaded ground strewn with leafy sprigs: one shows a youth rowing, labelled “DEPART DU Pr NAVIGATEUR”, other showing a girl standing before an elderly woman, labelled “MELIDE ET SA MÈRE.” Faded; a few light brown stains. All edges cut.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Choate