Les Monuments de Chine (The Monuments of China) (Furnishing Fabric)
Designed by Jean Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811) or Hippolyte Lebas (French, 1782–1867) Manufactured by Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf (naturalized French, 1738-1815), Oberkampf Manufactory (French, 1760-1843) Jouy-en-Josas, French
Cotton, plain weave; engraved roller and block printed
239.1 × 96.9 cm (94 1/8 × 38 1/4 in.)
Warp repeat: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Julian Armstrong, Jr.
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Christa C. Mayer Thurman, “Neoclassicism on Cloth,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 15, 1 (1989), 53, fig 8 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Selected Textile Acquisitions Since 1973, Dec. 15, 1977–Mar. 26, 1978.
Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Printed Fabrics from the Permanent Collection, Aug. 8, 1981–Jan. 31, 1982.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, English and French Printed Textiles: History on Cloth, May 1–Aug. 11, 1991.
Elinor Merrell (died 1993), Elinor Merrell Antiques, New York, by 1976 [invoice, Apr. 29, 1976; permanent receipt RX10586, May 7, 1976, in curatorial object file, Textiles Department]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1976
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