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2006bf6259 jpg l

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Acquired in 1972 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
L. E. Miller. 'Mysterious Manufacturers: Identifying L. Galy, Gallien et Cie. and their Contribution to the 18th Century Lyon Silk Industry'. Studies in the Decorative Arts, Vol. IX. No. 2 (2002), pp. 87-131 L.E. Miller. 'Between Engraving and Silk Manufacture in Late Eighteenth-Century Lyons: Marie-Anne Brenier and Other Point Papermakers'. Studies in the Decorative Arts, Vol. III, No. 2, 1996, pp. 52-77 N. Rothstein. Silk Designs of the Eighteenth Century. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1990, p. 250
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1762-12-31
date_start
1762-01-01
date_text
1762 (made) 1763 (altered)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 43.8 cm, Width: 55.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1627
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:25:54.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:25:54.000Z
latitude
45.759399
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 204
longitude
4.82897
marks
On the front: 8 en 9 Huilliot a Lion On the back: Du 3 fev[rier 1762 L. Galy, Gallien et compe. 1763. No. 798 Taff[eta] en dorures et nuence de 39 dix[ain]es a repetition Per lat le violet clair liseréz 2 le blanc et le rouge 3 le gris de lin 4 le lila 5 le pourpre et le verd brun 6 le gris brun et le vert clair et le violet second 7 le vert second 8 le porcelaine Also on the back, a red oval stamp: Robert Ruepp, 7 rue Bergère, Paris.
materials
paper, ink, gouache
materials_techniques
Gouache on printed paper
museum_number
T.409-1972
museum_number_token
t4091972
object_number
O120931
object_type
Textile design
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The design is painted in gouache on to point paper (a kind of graph paper). The pattern consists of intertwined ribbons in red and pale blue with a spray of mixed flowers on the left in shades of blue, pink and green. The ground is covered with vertical stripes made from light mauve squares. On the front the name of the printer of the paper is engraved along with the type of paper. On the back is inscribed in handwriting in ink the name of the manufacturer, the date of the design, its number, the type of the fabric and some instructions for weaving.
place
Lyon
primary_image_id
2006BF6259
production_note
Date and place of attribution derive from inscription on back of design. Attribution note: Second stage of silk design; technical drawing that allowed loom to be mounted.
production_type
Design
public_access_description
This design is a preparatory technical drawing for a patterned silk. It acted as instructions for the weaver about how to tie up the threads on the loom and then weave in the pattern. It is one of a group of 1577 such designs commissioned by a silk manufacturing partnership active in Lyon, the most prestigious centre of the silk industry in Europe from the 1660s onwards. The partnership was called L. Galy, Gallien et cie from 1761 until 1771 when the senior partner Louis Galy retired. Louis Gallien continued the business under the name L. Gallien et cie into the late 1780s by which time he was specialising in plain rather than patterned silks. This company was one of Lyon’s 400 manufacturing concerns mid century. It kept good records, noting on the back of the designs the company name, the number of the design, the date the design was made, and minimal instructions on how it should be woven. Such information allowed the manufacturers to go back to the original design work if they received requests for a reweave of the design. The inscription on the back reveals that this design was completed on 3 February 1762 and was no. 798 in the archive of L. Galy, Gallien et cie.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
textile-design-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted, handwritten
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1762
year_start
1762