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Copper-plate printed in purple

French (Jouy)
Late 18th century

Object Place: Jouy, France


Overall: 189.9 x 88.3 cm (74 3/4 x 34 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



“Les Quatre Parties du Monde,” first designed by J.B. Huet for Oberkampf around 1788. This cotton may be a late printing from plate. Africa is represented by an elephant, ostrich, children playing with snakes, child astride lion, woman holding cornucopia; Asia: camel and 2 women before circular altar; America: 2 Indians and alligator; Europe: crowned woman surrounded by fruits, helmet, globe, putti with map and flag, rearing horse.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund