About This Artwork


Fragment, 16th century

Silk, satin weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut and uncut voided velvet
56.8 x 56.6 cm (22 3/8 x 22 1/4 in.)
Repeat: 36.7 x 27.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.866

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–September 28, 1980

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

Isabelle Errera. Catalogue d'etoffes anciennes et modernes. Brussels: 1907. (no. 282 Spanish 16th century; Bibliotheque des Artes Decoratifs, Paris, 16th century; South Kensington Museum, London, Italian, 16th century).

Christa Charlotte Mayer. Masterpieces of Western Textiles. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), p. 74, pl. 51, ref. p. 63.

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