Les Monuments d’Egypte (The Monuments of Egypt) (Furnishing Fabric)
Designed by Jean Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811) after engravings by Pagelet (French) and others after paintings by Louis François Cassas (French, 1756–1827) Manufactured by Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf (naturalized French, 1738-1815), Oberkampf Manufactory (French, 1760-1843) Jouy-en-Josas, France
Cotton, plain weave; engraved roller and block printed
249.9 × 95.6 cm (98 3/8 × 37 5/8 in.)
Warp repeat: 51.15 cm (20 1/8 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Julian Armstrong, Jr.
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Christa C. Mayer Thurman, “Neoclassicism on Cloth,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 15, 1 (1989), 53, fig. 7 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery. Selected Textile Acquisitions Since 1973, Dec. 15, 1977–Mar. 26, 1978.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney Textile Gallery, English and French Printed Textiles: History on Cloth, May 1–Aug. 11, 1991.
Eleanor Merrell (died 1993), Eleanor Merrell Antiques, New York, by 1976 [inventory #14911, incoming receipt RX10586 dated May 7, 1976 in curatorial file, Textiles Department]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1976.
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