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Printed Fabric

A work made of linen and cotton plain weave; block printed.
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  • A work made of linen and cotton plain weave; block printed.

Date:

1780s

Artist:

Possibly manufactured by Oberkampf Manufactory (French, 1760–1843)
Jouy-en-Josas, France

About this artwork

European manufacturers never successfully replicated Indian techniques for hand painting chintz (derived from the Hindi name for them, chint) fabrics, which were labor intensive and required thorough knowledge of the complex chemistry of natural dyes. After struggling with technical challenges for decades, Europeans improved color block printing techniques during the late 18th century. These advances enabled manufacturers to print multiple colors on a single fabric to more successfully imitate the brilliantly colored chintzes made in India.

Status

On View, Gallery 57

Department

Textiles

Artists

Oberkampf Manufactory (Manufacturer) , Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf (Producer)

Title

Printed Fabric

Places

Jouy-en-Josas (Object Possibly made in), France (Object Probably made in)

Date

Made 1780-1789

Medium

Linen and cotton plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

173.7 × 81.7 cm (68 3/8 × 32 1/8 in.); Repeat: 31.3 × 40.2 cm (12 3/8 × 15 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland

Reference Number

1972.401

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