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1914

  • Work on this object began.

1924

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Textile (France), ca. 1919

This is a Textile. It is dated ca. 1919 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is silk and its technique is cut and voided supplementary warp pile (velvet) in a satin foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

The ability to alter the character of a pattern by changing just one of its component colors is called the “Bezold effect” after the theories of Wilhelm von Bezold. In this sample blanket, textile designer Herman Elsberg is experimenting with six different background colors and three color variations in the secondary leaf pattern: pale green, silver, and off-white.

This object was bequest of Unknown. It is credited Anonymous bequest in memory of Albert and Rebecca Elsberg.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 169.7 × 58.5 cm (5 ft. 6 13/16 in. × 23 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Labeled: "1367 Velours Faconné fd. Satin"

Cite this object as

Textile (France), ca. 1919; silk; H x W: 169.7 × 58.5 cm (5 ft. 6 13/16 in. × 23 1/16 in.); Anonymous bequest in memory of Albert and Rebecca Elsberg; 1938-82-204-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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