Woven Portrait, mid-19th century Medium: silk Technique: jacquard woven: warp-faced plain weave (white) with continuous supplementary weft (black). Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. 1962-56-39.
What is this?
Small piece of white fabric with two woven pictures in shades of black, white and grays. On top, a portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) after a portrait by Jean-Claude Bonnefond (1796-1860). Below, a picture of a loom with the Jacquard punch-card mechanism. Woven on a loom equipped with a Jacquard mechanism by Carquillat (died 1884).
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848, Friday, June 04, 2004 - Sunday, January 30, 2005