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Fragment, Le marchand d'orvietan (The quack-docter), ca. 1785

This is a Fragment. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed by engraved copper plate on plain weave. 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 (all edges cut): 107.5 x 25.5 cm (42 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.) Repeat H: 91.4 cm (36 in.)

It has the following markings

a partial chef at the bottom. " MANUFACTURE DE DUBERN. ET CO" and the tops of a few characters on the second line indicating a plural or possessive for one word and a number which might be 17.

Cite this object as

Fragment, Le marchand d'orvietan (The quack-docter), ca. 1785; cotton; Warp x Weft (all edges cut): 107.5 x 25.5 cm (42 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.) Repeat H: 91.4 cm (36 in.); Bequest of Elinor Merrell; 1995-50-89

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