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Occupation Villageoise

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Jouy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plate-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Mrs Ann McColm.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of plate-printed cotton toile de Jouy. Red printed on white depicting idealised pastoral scenes of village life.

Place of Origin

Jouy (made)


ca. 1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Plate-printed cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'Occupation Villageoise'
Handwritten in pencil on reverse of design

'Manufacture Francaise de / Toile de Jouy / Nimero du dessin - 1001 / Largeurs établies ...80 & red.... / Largeurs des piece .................... / Prix .......................'
Paper label pasted to corner of textile.


Width: 79 cm, Length: 95 cm

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Occupation Villageoise' of plate-printed cotton toile de Jouy, France, ca. 1900


Cotton (textile)



Subjects depicted

Melody pipes; Fishing rod; Monkeys; River; Romanticism; Birds; Men; Amphorae; Equestrians; Horses; Swags; Cockerel; Cows; Lambs; Bridges; Fishing; Ribbons; Tambourines; Ducks; Fishing net; Lake; Goats; Children; Sheep; Chickens; Classical statues; Scrolling foliage; Bulls; Acanthus; Buildings; Roses; Dancing; Spade; Ewer; Archway; Flower baskets; Trees; Women; Butterflies; Pastoral; Fishermen; Cats; Fountain; Putti; Dogs; Cupids; Ducklings; Classical drapery; Festoons; Milkmaids


Textiles; Children & Childhood; Games; Sport; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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