Silk and gilt-animal-substrate wrapped linen, warp-float faced 2:1 twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 's' twill weave interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; left selvage present
61.2 x 46.3 cm (24 1/8 x 18 1/4 in.)
Repeat: 54.3 x 28.5 cm (21 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Worcester
Extended information about this artwork
Publications of the Art Institute’s Object or Similar Fragments
The Art Institute of Chicago. Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago. Vol. XXXV, no. 3 (March 1941). p. 40 (illustration).
Goetz, Oswald. "An Italian Silk Fabric of the Fifteenth Century." Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago. Vol. 35, no. 3 (March 1941). pp. 39-41.
Mayer, Christa Charlotte. Masterpieces of Western Textiles from The Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969. Plate 41, p. 61.
Wardwell, Anne. “The Development of 14th and 15th-Century Italian Silk Design” in Aachener Kunstblatter, Vol. 47, 1976-77, fig. 61.
Publications of Related Fragments *
*Appears to have the same pattern or design but whether or not the fragment comes from the same textile as the Art Institute is unknown.
Detroit Institute of Arts. Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance. Detroit, 1958. p. 82, no. 171 (illustration).
Podreider, Fanny. Storia dei Tissuti d’Arte in Italia. Bergamo: Instituto Italiano d’Arte Grafiche, 1928. Figure 103, p. 97.
Serra, Luigi. Antico Tessuto d’Arte Italiano nella Mostra tessile nazionale. Rome: La Libreria dello Stato, 1937 (written with the collaboration of Giorgio Sangiorgi, Adolf Loewi, and Sofia Melograni). No. 47, Figure 35.
Von Falke, Otto. Kustgeschichte der Seidenweberei. Berlin, 1913. Vol. II, Figure 483.
Weibel, Adele C. Two Thousand Years of Silk Weaving, An Exhibition Sponsored by the Los Angles County Museum in Collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York: Weyhe, 1944. No. 106, Pl. 30.
Museum Inventories with Related Fragments
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1314-1897,1310-1864
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Two Thousand Years of Silk Weaving, January–March, 1944
The Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, January 25–March 2, 1969
The Art Institute of Chicago, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gunsaulus Hall, Department of European Decorative Arts, February 27- September 16,1997
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Renaissance Velvets and Silks, December 18, 2002–April 13, 2003
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