Toile Fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1780-1795

GUSN

GUSN-48707

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

Descriptive Terms

textiles
fragments
toile (textile material)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
toile (textile material)
textiles
copper (metal)
African (continent)
Classical
floral patterns
continents
figure- and animal-derived motifs
horse (animal)
Indian (South Asian)
Orientalism
wars
soldiers
Fragment
Cotton
Stipple Engraved
Toile
Four Continents
Horse
Floral
Classical
Revolutionary War
Orientalism
Indian
African
Soldier
Unidentified Textile
Fragment

Inscription

Printed at bottom corner: Independe[]/Declar[] On stone monument: ANNO MDCCL[]

Pattern

Four Continents

Maker

After Huet, Jean Baptiste (Designer)

Location of Origin

Jouy, France

Dimensions

26 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Jr.

Accession Number

1972.7

Reference Notes

Anonymous. By a Fine Hand. [No Publisher].