Textile fragment

Dutch
about 1735


Object Place: France

Dimensions

75 x 107 cm (29 1/2 x 42 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.313

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with supplementary discontinous patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of silk brocaded in polychrome silks on a grayish-green satin ground. Chinoiserie design of two different scenes of two men in a boat, one a rowboat and the other a sailboat. Fantastic trees and flowers, frogs, butterflies. Composed of a number of fragments. Pencil lines along edges. Soiled, stained, worn, blacks rotted out, holes. On part of one side a twill selvedge. Held together in places with white basting stitches.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Eliot Fund