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2006bf6267 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 Catalogue entry
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1763-12-31
date_start
1763-01-01
date_text
1763 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 48 cm, Width: 51.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1628
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:25:55.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:25:55.000Z
latitude
45.759399
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 205
longitude
4.82897
marks
On the front: 8 en 12 Huilliot a Lion On the back: Du 8 juillet 1763 L. Galy, Gallien et compe. G[ros de] tours en dorures et nuence de 8 en 11 45 dix[ain]es a repetition Per lat le rouge et le blanc 2 le gride lin 3 le lila 4 le pourpre et le gros jaune 5 le vert clair 6 le vert second 7 le vert brun 8 le gris brun 9 le paille et le porcelaine Also on the back, stamped in purple: Robert Ruepp, 7 rue Bergère, Paris.
materials
paper, ink, gouache
materials_techniques
Gouache and ink on printed paper
museum_number
T.413-1972
museum_number_token
t4131972
object_number
O120933
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 a heavy swag of fringed cloth draped from top left to bottom right. A garland of flowers weaves around it and there is a bunch of slightly stylised flowers on the right. The swag is spotted in red with yellow flowers, the fringe is red and the lining yellow. 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
2006BF6267
production_note
Date and place based on inscription on back of design; this firm was based in Lyon Attribution note: Second stage of silk design; technical drawing to enable mounting of loom
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 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 8 July 1763 and was no. 850 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
printed, Painted, handwritten
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1763
year_start
1763