About This Artwork

Italy

Chasuble, Early 16th century

Silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with three and four-color supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet; edged with woven tape; lined with silk, plain weave
123.7 x 70.1 cm (48 3/4 x 27 5/8 in.)
Warp repeat: 30 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1900.433

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Early Velvets from the Museum Collection," February 1942

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Two Thousand Years of Silk Weaving," January–March 1944

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Raiment for the Lord's Service: A Thousand Years of Western Vestments," November 15, 1975–January 18, 1976

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Antiquarian Society of The Art Institute of Chicago: The First One Hundred Years," April 23–June 19, 1977

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, "Sumptuous Velvets from the Permanent Collection,"
March 1–September 28, 1980

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, "Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection," July 27–October 9, 1983

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of European Decorative Arts, Gunsaulus Hall, "European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century" (in conjunction with), September 27, 1989– January 22, 1990

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of European Decorative Arts, Gunsaulus Hall, "A Birthday Celebration: 100 Years of Antiquarian Society Textile Collecting 1890–1990" (in conjunction with), September 11–February 17, 1992

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Heralding a Vestment Collection," September 11, 1996–January 12, 1997

Publication History

Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago, Vol. VI, No. 1 (July 1912). Illustration p. 10.

Chicago Art Institute Masterpiece of the Month. "Chasuble. Cut Velvets in Five Colors, Italian, Mid-15th Century." (January–December 1942). p. 95-96.

Mildred Davison. "An Exhibition of Early Velvets from the Museum Collection," Vol. XXVI, No. 2. February 1942. p. 21-22, p. 21 (illus.).

Two Thousand Years of Silk Weaving. An Exhibition Sponsored by the Los Angles County Museum in Collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts (New York: Weyhe, 1944), no. 195, illus. pl. 53.

The Antiquarian Society of The Art Institute of Chicago. A Pictorial Review of Notable Objects in Its Collections. Chicago, 1951. p. 61.

Cyril G.E. Bunt. Florentine Fabrics (Leigh-On-Sea: F. Lewis, Publishers, Ltd., 1962), fig. 20.

Christa C. Mayer Thurman. Raiment for the Lords Service: A Thousand Years of Western Vestments (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1975), p. 151 (illus.), no. 58.

Jean-Michel Tuchscherer. Etoffes Mervelleuses du Musee Historique des Tissus, Lyon (Tokyo: Editions GAKKEN, 1976), vol. 3, no. 95 (paralle).

Barbara Markowski. Europäishce Seidengewebe, des 13.-18. Jahrhunderts. Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln, 1976. Cat. No. 707, p. 380 (illus.).

John W. Keefe. The Antiquarian Society of The Art Institute of Chicago, The First One Hundred Years (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1977), p. 192(illus.), no. 252.




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