About This Artwork


Fragment, 1425/75

Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts
32 x 36.2 cm (12 5/8 x 14 1/4 in.)
Repeat: 21.2 x 17.7 cm (8 3/8 x 7 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1895.727

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fragments from the Past, October 14, 1970–April 15, 1971

Publication History

Publications of the Art Institute’s Object
No relevant Publications

Publications of Related Fragments *
*Appears to have the same pattern or design but whether or not the fragment comes from the same textile as the Art Institute is unknown.

Errera, Isabelle. Catalogue d'étoffes anciennes et moderns (Brussels: Vromant, 1927), no 97.

Podreider, Fanny. Storia dei Tissuti d’Arte in Italia. Bergamo: Instituto Italiano d’Arte Grafiche, 1928, pg. 98.

Museum Inventories with Related Fragments
Musees Royaux du Cinquantenaire, Brussels (See Errera, no. 97).

There is a similar piece that was sold at an online retailer (TextileAsArt): http://www.textileasart.com/italian-textiles-2119.htm.

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