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Waistcoat

A work made of cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed.

Date:

1790-92

Artist:

Probably France

About this artwork

The development of colorfast copperplate textile printing led to a boom in printed textiles whose motifs reflected contemporary events and developments in politics, literature, opera, and the like. This unusual waistcoat bears images that refer to the life of Leopold II, Archduke of Austria, including his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor. The ribbon on the right reads Unser Leopold lebe (Long Live Leopold). He served as emperor for only two years before his death in 1792, so it is possible to date this waistcoat with more precision than usual.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Waistcoat

Origin

France

Date

Made 1790–1792

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed

Dimensions

58.4 × 40.6 cm (23 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1923.1672

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