Rectangular piece, "Prière des Bergers"

French (Bolbec)
About 1820

Object Place: Bolbec, France


Overall (FLW): 72 x 68.5 cm (28 3/8 x 26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woodblock print in brownish-red on natural cotton. Alternating repeat of two vignettes; one shows a pheasant before a fountain; the other shows a man on one knee next to a tree, a woman standing behind him holding a shepherd’s crook, and buildings in the distance. Selvedge along both sides; red dye somewhat faded; one tear; several small holes.

Credit Line

Cabot-Townsend Fund and Special Textile Fund