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Fragments, Les Quatre Elements, 1783–89

This is a Fragments. 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): 142.5 × 30.5 cm (56 1/8 in. × 12 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 25 × 67.5 cm (9 13/16 × 26 9/16 in.) Warp x Weft (c): 24 × 70 cm (9 7/16 × 27 9/16 in.) Warp x Weft (d): 28 × 76.5 cm (11 in. × 30 1/8 in.) Warp x Weft (e): 23 × 69 cm (9 1/16 × 27 3/16 in.) Warp x Weft (f): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft (g): 16 × 64 cm (6 5/16 × 25 3/16 in.) Warp x Weft (h): 23 × 50.5 cm (9 1/16 × 19 7/8 in.) Warp x Weft (i): 13 × 76 cm (5 1/8 × 29 15/16 in.) Warp x Weft (j): 24 × 63 cm (9 7/16 × 24 13/16 in.) Warp x Weft (k): 35.5 × 24.5 cm (14 in. × 9 5/8 in.) Warp x Weft (l): 56 × 33 cm (22 1/16 in. × 13 in.) Warp x Weft (m): 66 × 34.5 cm (26 in. × 13 9/16 in.) Warp x Weft (n): 30.5 × 25 cm (12 in. × 9 13/16 in.) Warp x Weft (o): 24 × 19 cm (9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in.) Repeat H (pattern taken from 'a'): 99 cm (39 in.)

Cite this object as

Fragments, Les Quatre Elements, 1783–89; France; cotton; Warp x Weft (a): 142.5 × 30.5 cm (56 1/8 in. × 12 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 25 × 67.5 cm (9 13/16 × 26 9/16 in.) Warp x Weft (c): 24 × 70 cm (9 7/16 × 27 9/16 in.) Warp x Weft (d): 28 × 76.5 cm (11 in. × 30 1/8 in.) Warp x Weft (e): 23 × 69 cm (9 1/16 × 27 3/16 in.) Warp x Weft (f): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft (g): 16 × 64 cm (6 5/16 × 25 3/16 in.) Warp x Weft (h): 23 × 50.5 cm (9 1/16 × 19 7/8 in.) Warp x Weft (i): 13 × 76 cm (5 1/8 × 29 15/16 in.) Warp x Weft (j): 24 × 63 cm (9 7/16 × 24 13/16 in.) Warp x Weft (k): 35.5 × 24.5 cm (14 in. × 9 5/8 in.) Warp x Weft (l): 56 × 33 cm (22 1/16 in. × 13 in.) Warp x Weft (m): 66 × 34.5 cm (26 in. × 13 9/16 in.) Warp x Weft (n): 30.5 × 25 cm (12 in. × 9 13/16 in.) Warp x Weft (o): 24 × 19 cm (9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in.) Repeat H (pattern taken from 'a'): 99 cm (39 in.); Bequest of Elinor Merrell; 1995-50-71-a/o

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