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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Échantillon, J. B. (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.747-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 75

This engraving, published in France in 1786, is an imaginative variation on the theme of classical strip ornament. This was meant to be placed directly onto a piece of cloth and needled through. The ornate pattern could be repeated across the fabric as required.

Ornament prints like these were published for artisans to use in the production of objects, either in the same or different materials. This pattern had a specific use in garment production.

Physical description

Print, a design for embroidery on the theme of classical strip ornament, engraving.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Échantillon, J. B. (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 7 in, Width: 9 in

Object history note

These (E.746&747-1912) are highly imaginative variations on the theme of classical strip ornament.

Descriptive line

Print, a design for embroidery on the theme of classical strip ornament, engraving by J. B. Échantillon, France, 1785

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913

Labels and date

The full text of the entry is as follows:

"PRINT: DESIGNS FOR EMBROIDERY
French, 1785
Engravings by J.B. Echantillon of Lyons

These are highly imaginative variations on the theme of classical strip ornament.

E.746 & 7-1912" []

Subjects depicted

Embroidery; Classicism

Categories

Prints; Designs; Embroidery; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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