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Toile Fragment

Description

Cotton toile fragment. Red and white views of peoples and environments of four continents. African tribal man, woman and child with slaves being led off in background; Persian merchants with box of tea and genie cloud on vase, camel in background; mounted European soldier with seated lady, classical ruins in background; American dragoon pointing to monument of Independence to kneeling Indian woman, American flag in background over ramparts.

Details

Maker
After Huet, Jean Baptiste (Designer)
Date
1780-1795
Inscriptions
Printed at bottom corner: Independe[]/Declar[] On stone monument: ANNO MDCCL[]
Location of origin
Jouy, France
Material
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
textiles
toile (textile material)
Descriptive terms
African
African (continent)
Classical
continents
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Four Continents
Fragment
fragments
Horse
horse (animal)
Indian
Indian (South Asian)
Orientalism
Revolutionary War
Soldier
soldiers
Stipple Engraved
textiles
Toile
toile (textile material)
Unidentified Textile
wars
Dimensions
26 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.7
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Jr.
GUSN
48707
Reference Notes
Anonymous. By a Fine Hand. [No Publisher].

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Four Continents

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