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1987

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2019

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Letter With Swatches (France), 1786

This is a Letter with swatches. It is dated 1786 and we acquired it in 1987. Its technique is resist paste printed by block; immersion dyed in indigo to achieve two shades of blue. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 24.1 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Letter With Swatches (France), 1786; H x W: 24.1 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.); Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1987-71-1

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