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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
Not on Display
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
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.