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Panel: The Pet Lamb

French (Lyon)
about 1780
Probably designed by Philippe de Lasalle (French, 1723–1805)

Object Place: Lyon, France


53 x 376 cm (20 7/8 x 148 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade on satin ground with silk chenille yarn

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Central design of a reclining pet lamb brocaded in naturalistic shades of silk chenille thread on white silk satin ground. Motif completed by the rose bush to which the lamb is tied with a ribbon, floral neck garland, and shepherd’s bagpipes brocaded in polychrome silk threads. Curved sprays of brocaded pink silk roses extend from the border onto the field. Borders of a meandering branch of white roses in shades of white and green silk thread brocaded on a yellow silk satin ground. ABorders indicate that it was woven to a specific order. Similar panels supplied to Stuttgart Museum; Abegg Stiftung, Bern; Cleveland Museum of Art. Good condition.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund