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Textile, La Demande en Marriage, ca. 1795

This is a Textile. It is dated ca. 1795 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed by engraved copper plate on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Elinor Merrell. It is credited Bequest of Elinor Merrell.

Its dimensions are

Warp: 144 cm (56 3/4 in.). Weft: 100 cm (39 1/4 in.) Both selvedges present. Pattern: height of repeat: 101.5 cm (40 in.) Plate visible under the feet of the gentleman with the telescope. Width of plate: 94.5 cm (37 1/4 in.) allowing almost two inches of white space for seams. Designed for lengths so be sewn together as a half-drop repeat.

It is inscribed

Incomplete cloth mark on back: "GUI: OA" in black within box. This cloth mark is related to a similar "GUI.4 19" on CHNDM 1995-50-8, another example of 'La Demande en Marriage'.

Cite this object as

Textile, La Demande en Marriage, ca. 1795; France; cotton; Warp: 144 cm (56 3/4 in.). Weft: 100 cm (39 1/4 in.) Both selvedges present. Pattern: height of repeat: 101.5 cm (40 in.) Plate visible under the feet of the gentleman with the telescope. Width of plate: 94.5 cm (37 1/4 in.) allowing almost two inches of white space for seams. Designed for lengths so be sewn together as a half-drop repeat.; Bequest of Elinor Merrell; 1995-50-34

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