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Les travaux de la manufacture

Furnishing Fabric
1783 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This fabric, called ‘Les travaux de la Manufacture’, was produced to commemorate the presentation of the title "Manufacture Royale" to Oberkampf’s factory at Jouy. It depicts the processes involved in the manufacture of plate-printed cotton fabric


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 14 parts.

  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
  • Printed Cotton
Materials and Techniques
Plate-printed cotton
Brief Description
1783, French; Jouy, Les Travaux de la Manufacture
Physical Description
Cotton, copper-plate printed- Les Travaux de la Manufacture; with a large house, outbuildings and garden surrounded by a fence in the top left hand corner; with various bushes and trees surrounding the house; with four men dressed in working clothes (eg: jacket, trousers, waders, apron, hat) depicted in the top centre area; with three of these men working the earth and its products with tools by an area of water ; with one of these men standing on a small bridge over the water; with the fourth man carrying a sack over his shoulder; with the top right hand corner of the print showing one figure holding a tool/ hammer working on a table with vast amounts of patterned material (depicting various forms of vegetation) which hang from a tall structure ; with the bottom area of the print showing two men standing on a platform working a large piece of machinery; with the plain and patterned material stretched over a structure; with one figure turning a large wheel; with a ladder and drilling device depicted to the right of the machine; with a series of buildings (possibly a factory) depicted in the background; with the whole series of designs incorporating various forms of vegetation (eg: trees, leaves, bushes).
Dimensions
  • Width: 50cm
  • Length: 61cm
Summary
This fabric, called ‘Les travaux de la Manufacture’, was produced to commemorate the presentation of the title "Manufacture Royale" to Oberkampf’s factory at Jouy. It depicts the processes involved in the manufacture of plate-printed cotton fabric
Bibliographic Reference
Sarah Grant, Toiles de Jouy. French Printed Cottons, V&A Publishing, 2010, pp. 14, 18, 20-21, Figs. 6 (detail), 11 and 14.
Collection
Accession Number
1684-1899

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record createdApril 20, 2009
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