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Design for Silk Brocade

Unknownca. 1750

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal rectangle. The repeat consists of flower boughs beneath a landscape; a plant, a trellis structure, a thyrsos, a vase containing a plant. A chain consisting of two intertwined waved boughs, connects each motif with its neighbor at right, and with the staggered motif in the row beneath it. One repeat is nearly entirely shown and part of another.

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Details

  • Title: Design for Silk Brocade
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1750
  • Paper Support: Gray-blue laid paper
  • Markings: Watermark: MONTGOLFIER / 1742 / [bunch of grapes]
  • Dimensions: 44.1 x 55.2 cm (17 3/8 x 21 3/4 in.), irregular
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Pastel, pen and brown ink squaring on gray-blue laid paper

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