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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)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 44.1 cm, Width: 54 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1666
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:26:05.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:26:05.000Z
latitude
45.759399
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 205
longitude
4.82897
marks
On the front: 8 en 10 Huilliot a Lion On the back: Du 6 8bre 1762 L. Galy, Gallien et compe. No. 778 Canelé lustrine de 8 en 10 40 dix[ain]es a repetition Per lat le marion coup de fond 2 le blanc et le rouge 3 le gris de lin et le blanc marqué de + 4 le lila 5 le pourpre et le gros jaune 6 le vert clair, le violet clair et le chamois 7 le vert second 8 le vert brun 9 le gris et le porcelaine du galon 10 le paille et le porcelaine du bouquet. Also on the back, stamped in purple: Robert Ruepp, 7 rue Bergère, Paris.
materials
paper, ink, gouache
materials_techniques
Gouache and ink on paper
museum_number
T.408-1972
museum_number_token
t4081972
object_number
O120930
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 two interlacing ribbons, one plain and one patterned in bands, intertwined with a flowering branch. A large cluster of mixed flowers fills the left-hand side of the design. The ribbons have red outlines and pale blue, red and brown centres. The branch is brown, petals of flowers are yellow, light brown, pink and green. Three shades of green are used in the cluster of flowers and the same colours for the petals as on the flowering branch. Two of the white petals are marked with crosses. Every fifth line of the ground is painted with a thick brown line. 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
2006BF6260
production_note
Date and place are attributed on the basis of the inscription on the back of the design.
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 the beginning of 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 its 400 manufacturing concerns in the city 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 14 October 1762 and was no. 778 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