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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 is a woven portrait from France. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1962. Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk technique: jacquard woven: warp-faced plain weave (white) with continuous supplementary weft (black)

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 44.5 x 34.3 cm (17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.) Loom width: 17 1/2 in.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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