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  • Place of origin:

    Jouy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1808 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Huet, Jean-Baptiste II, born 1772

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of a hanging of cotton, printed in purple. There is a roundel in the middle enclosing a woman in Classical costume, who leads a youth to one of the Muses, the latter is seated and playing the lyre. About this are grouped roundels, octagons, rectangles and lozenges, enclosing Classical subjects, such as Cupid riding a bull, and Venus in a chariot drawn by two cocks, and busts. The pattern is on a ground of lozenges filled with conventional foliage, with repeats of Mercury's head and butterflies.

Place of Origin

Jouy (made)


ca. 1808 (made)


Huet, Jean-Baptiste II, born 1772

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton


Length: 57.8 cm, Width: 105.4 cm

Object history note

Purchased by the V&A 1919 from Madame Mayoux, as part of a large collection (V&A T.151-1919 to T.511-1919) of printed and woven fabrics.

Descriptive line

printed cotton, plate,1800-20, French; Jouy, classical figures in shapes on fancy ground





Subjects depicted

Cocks; Butterflies; Fish; Bulls; Chariots


Textiles; Myths & Legends


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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