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A work made of silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet.
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  • A work made of silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet.

Date:

1890 (produced 1890/94)

Artist:

Designed by Sir Hubert Herkomer (English, born Germany, 1849–1914)
Woven by Anton Herkomer (American, 1806–1901)

About this artwork

Sir Hubert von Herkomer, a Victorian-era painter of portraits and bucolic scenes, designed this panel as one component of a cohesive interior scheme for his home Lululaund, in England. The artist named the ornate Gothic Revival mansion in honor of his late wife, Lulu. Her name appears in the velvet design, beneath the scrolling banderole, which contains the Herkomer family motto, Propriis alis (By my own wings), written in Gothic script. The panel was woven by the artist’s uncle.
—Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59

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Artist

Hubert von Herkomer

Title

Panel

Origin

United States

Date

1890

Medium

Silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet

Dimensions

197.9 x 61.8 cm (77 7/8 x 24 3/8 in.) Warp repeat: 97 cm (38 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Royalties from The Warner Fund

Reference Number

1991.79

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