About This Artwork

Italy

Panel, Late 16th century

Silk, plain weave with silvered-metal-strip supplementary facing wefts and supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut voided velvet
74.3 x 54.1 cm (29 1/4 x 21 5/16 in.)
Repeat: 8.2 x 7.3 cm (3 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1932.861

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Masterpieces of Western Textiles," January 25–March 2, 1969

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, "Sumptuous Velvets from the Permanent Collection"
March 1–June 1, 1980

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, "Seventeenth Century Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection," March 11–June 11, 1983

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, "Renaissance Velvets and Silks," December 18, 2002–April 13, 2003

Publication History

Christa Charlotte Mayer. Masterpieces of Western Textiles (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), p. 75, pl. 52.




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