Giovanni Antonio Tagliente (Italian, Venice ca. 1465–1528 Venice)
Giovanni Antonio di Nicolini da Sabio e i fratelli (Italian, active Venice, ca. 1522–1545) , Venice
Overall: 7 13/16 x 6 3/16 x 3/8 in. (19.8 x 15.7 x 1 cm)
Books, Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935
Not on view
This book of 'Examples of Needlework' was conceived by the venetian Giovanni Antonio Tagliente and published by Giovanantonio da Sabbio and his brothers in Venice, Italy. First published in 1527, it wass one of the first and very original textile pattern books to be issued in Italy after the emergence of the genre in Germany in 1523. Tagliente also includes a long description on how the patterns could be transferred onto textile substrates.
A. E. Witty
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "[Early Pattern Books Lace, Embroidery, and Woven Textiles]".
Institut du Monde Arabe. "Moments of Vision: Venice and the Islamic World, ca. 1300–1700," October 2, 2006–February 18, 2007.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016.