About This Artwork

France or England

Panel (Dress Fabric), c. 1711

Silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary binding warps tying supplementary brocading wefts and self-patterning ground wefts in 3:1 and 2:2 twill interlacings
44.7 x 54.2 cm (17 5/8 x 21 3/8 in.)
Weft repeat: 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1282

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, "Selected Works of Eighteenth Century French Art in the Collections of The Art Institute of Chicago," January 24–March 28, 1976

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, "A Selection of 18th Century Silks from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 1986–January 5, 1987

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, "European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century," September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990

Publication History

Christa Charlotte Mayer. Masterpieces of Western Textiles from The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), p. 95, plate 70.

The Art Institute of Chicago. Selected Works of 18th Century French Art in the Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1976), pp. 204-5, no. 323, (illus.).

Natalie Rothstein. Silk Designs of the Eighteenth Century In the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (London: Thames and Hudson, 1990), p. 111.

Hans Christoph Ackermann. Seidengewebe des 18. Jahrhunderts 1. Bizarre Seiden (Riggisberg, Switzerland: Abegg-Stiftung, 2000), pp. 329-331.




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