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“Classical Medallions” Furnishing Fabric

A work made of cotton; roller printed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton; roller printed.

Date:

c. 1805/10

Artist:

Designed by Jean Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811)
France

About this artwork

The late 18th and early 19th centuries were an incredibly fertile period for innovation in the European textile industries, especially in the field of direct printing. Decades of experimentation led to the development of a variety of ways to apply color and pattern to cloth, which enabled artists and designers to invent new design vocabularies and quickly respond to cultural trends and ideas. One of the most enduring of these innovations was the ability to print on cloth with copperplates and then subsequently with engraved copper metal rollers. The quality of detail achieved through this method was unrivaled in terms of clarity, precision.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Jean Baptiste Huet (Designer)

Title

“Classical Medallions” Furnishing Fabric

Place

France (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1805–1810

Medium

Cotton; roller printed

Dimensions

256.5 × 189.9 cm (101 × 74 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Elizabeth M. Schultz Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2020.208

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