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Woven Portrait Of Napoleon III (France), 1855

This is a Woven portrait of Napoleon III. It was designed by Auguste Malpertuy and manufactured by Furnion Père & Fils Ainé. It is dated 1855 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is silk and its technique is cut and uncut supplementary warp pile (velvet) in a satin foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 73.2 × 56.5 cm (28 13/16 × 22 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

At bottom left: Furnion Père & Fils Ainé. Lyon 1855 At bottom right: A. Malperuty. D.

Cite this object as

Woven Portrait Of Napoleon III (France), 1855; Designed by Auguste Malpertuy (French); silk; H x W: 73.2 × 56.5 cm (28 13/16 × 22 1/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; a-t-20

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