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Textile With Chef De Piece, Le Triomphe de Voltaire, ca. 1790

This is a Textile with chef de piece. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed by engraved copper plate on plain weave; all z-twist yarns. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Cora Ginsburg. It is credited Gift of Cora Ginsburg.

Its dimensions are

Repeat H: 103.5cm (40 3/4in.) Repeat H (plate): 103.5 cm (40 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft: 147.5 x 94.5 cm (58 1/16 x 37 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Stamp at one end: "MANUFACTURE DE DUBERN ET COMPe A NANTES BON TEINT No Ds 21" within box with wavy lines. Also: "SB BC" within box and "I", printed after the design was printed on the cloth. All the above in black. In red: "JR" within box and "21" upside down. On the back is a very faint impression "SB BC" within box in black. (This mark is not a 'bleed-through' of the same inscription on the front.)

Cite this object as

Textile With Chef De Piece, Le Triomphe de Voltaire, ca. 1790; France; cotton; Repeat H: 103.5cm (40 3/4in.) Repeat H (plate): 103.5 cm (40 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft: 147.5 x 94.5 cm (58 1/16 x 37 3/16 in.); Gift of Cora Ginsburg; 1994-80-16

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