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Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Corner of Gentleman's Waistcoat

This is a drawing. It was style of Jean-Baptiste Pillement. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1906. Its medium is brush and gouache, watercolor on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



Jean-Baptiste Pillement was a prolific artist and designer whose inventive landscapes and fanciful floral patterns were widely adapted as designs for textiles and wallpapers. His influence is evident in this design for a floral waistcoat; the heightened expressiveness creates novelty.

This object was donated by Jacob H. Schiff. It is credited Gift of Jacob H. Schiff.

Its dimensions are

16.6 × 22.8 cm (6 9/16 × 9 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Corner of Gentleman's Waistcoat; Style of Jean-Baptiste Pillement (French, 1728–1808); France; brush and gouache, watercolor on cream laid paper; 16.6 × 22.8 cm (6 9/16 × 9 in.); Gift of Jacob H. Schiff; 1906-21-245

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.

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