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Textile, "L'abreuvoir' (The Well), ca. 1792

This is a Textile. It was designed by Jean-Baptiste Huët and company: Oberkampf & Cie.. It is dated ca. 1792 and we acquired it in 1987. Its technique is plain weave foundation. printed (with a mordant for red) by engraved plate. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of the Estate of Josephine Howell.

Its dimensions are

Warp: 212.5 (83 3/4in.). Weft(s-s): 96.5cm (38in.) Pattern: Height of repeat and printing plate: 103cm (40 1/2in.) Designed so that motifs are complete when lengths sewn together as a half-drop.

It is inscribed

An example of this fabric with the chef de piece is in the Musee Lambinet in Versailles, France.

Cite this object as

Textile, "L'abreuvoir' (The Well), ca. 1792; Company: Oberkampf & Cie. (France); France; Warp: 212.5 (83 3/4in.). Weft(s-s): 96.5cm (38in.) Pattern: Height of repeat and printing plate: 103cm (40 1/2in.) Designed so that motifs are complete when lengths sewn together as a half-drop.; Gift of the Estate of Josephine Howell; 1987-85-4-a

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