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

This is a Textile with chef de piece. It was manufactured by Manufacture de Dubern & Comp. a Nantes. 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; Manufactured by Manufacture de Dubern & Comp. a Nantes ; 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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