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Furnishing fabric - Les Huit Mois

Les Huit Mois

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Nantes (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Favre Petitpierre et Cie (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plate-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Mayoux Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric, plate-printed cotton. Four scenes printed in red on a white ground, various figures in outside scenes representing the seasons, three scenes intact on this fragment.

Above: Scene beside a lake, large building in background, fisherman, two women, one holding a distaff, the other a basket, and a workman doing unidentified thing to a tree stump.

Lower left: Male and female peasant dancing while other peasant women sit looking on, beside a bridge over a river and small buildings in background

Lower right: Man and woman in formal garden surrounded by statues, urns, topiary and fountain, a barefoot slave brings a tray of fruit to the woman while man holds a parasol over her head. Another kneeling servant picks flowers.

Place of Origin

Nantes (manufactured)


1780-1800 (manufactured)


Favre Petitpierre et Cie (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Plate-printed cotton

Production Note

No. 29 in Favre Petitpierre & Compagnie's list




Weaving; Printing

Subjects depicted

Formal gardens; Peasants; Servants; Flowers; Architecture; Fruit; Figures (representations); Slaves; Aristocracy




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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