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Woodblock printed cotton: The Toilette of Venus and the Merchant of Love

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Woodblock printed cotton by Favre, Petitpierre et Cie. showing the Toilette of Venus under a neoclassic canopy and with a corinthian tholos in the background; this scene is alternated with scenes of the Merchant of Love. Secondary subjects include a fishing scene, a grist mill, a courting...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French (Nantes), 1796

Object Place

Nantes, France


Overall: 135.1 x 82.6 cm (53 3/16 x 32 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton in polychrome on white


Textiles and Fashion Arts