No image available

You are here:

Flower Embroidery Design for Silk Manufactory of Lyon

Flower Embroidery Design for Silk Manufactory of Lyon

c. 1790

Jean Baptiste Pillement

(French, 1728-1808)

Black and colored crayon on wove paper

Sheet: 22.2 x 24.4 cm (8 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2019.67

Fun Fact

Jean Baptiste Pillement not only created designs for silk manufacture, he also is credited with inventing a new technique for printing on fabric.

Description

This drawing features a floral design intended for use by the silk manufactory in Lyon, a city with a long tradition in this industry. Jean Baptiste Pillement’s chalk drawings were translated not only into fabric, but also prints, which circulated and spread his style widely. Here, he used a small range of colors and repeated forms to create an appealing decorative motif.

See also
Collection: 
Drawings
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing

Contact us

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar.