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Textile, La liberte Americain

This is a Textile. It was designed by Jean-Baptiste Huët and company: Oberkampf & Cie.. It is dated 1783–89 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed by engraved 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 x Weft (a): 105.5 × 92.5 cm (41 9/16 × 36 7/16 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 57.5 × 47 cm (22 5/8 × 18 1/2 in.) Repeat H (pattern): 96 cm (37 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

In one medallion," non sine diis animosus infans, 1777 oct. 17, 1781 oct. 19" and in the other, "Libertas americana, 4 juillet 1776".

Cite this object as

Textile, La liberte Americain; Designed by Jean-Baptiste Huët (1745 – 1811); France; cotton; Warp x Weft (a): 105.5 × 92.5 cm (41 9/16 × 36 7/16 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 57.5 × 47 cm (22 5/8 × 18 1/2 in.) Repeat H (pattern): 96 cm (37 13/16 in.); Bequest of Elinor Merrell; 1995-50-70-a,b

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