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Curtain fragment: America Paying Homage to France

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Fragment of a curtain; cotton, copperplate-printed blue on white with the personification of America paying homage to France; a post 1789 version of this design in which the figure of France no longer wears a crown and the fleur de lis formerly decorating the orb no longer appears


Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne; gift to the MFA, November 14, 1940

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne

French (Jouy), after 1789

Object Place

Jouy, France


137.2 x 70.5 cm (54 x 27 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copper-plate printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts