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“Paul and Virginie” Furnishing Fabric

Date:

c. 1800-10

Artist:

Based on the story by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (French, 1737-1814)

About this artwork

The late 18th and early 19th centuries were an incredibly fertile period for innovation in the European textile industries, especially in the field of direct printing. Decades of experimentation led to the development of a variety of ways to apply color and pattern to cloth, which enabled artists and designers to invent new design vocabularies and quickly respond to cultural trends and ideas. One of the most enduring of these innovations was the ability to print on cloth with copperplates and then subsequently with engraved copper metal rollers. The quality of detail achieved through this method was unrivaled in terms of clarity, precision.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (Creator of work depicted)

Title

“Paul and Virginie” Furnishing Fabric

Origin

France

Date

Made 1800–1810

Medium

Cotton; roller printed

Dimensions

201.9 × 119.7 cm (79 1/2 × 47 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Elizabeth M. Schultz Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2020.215

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