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Robe à la Française

Date:
1760s
Culture:
French
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964
Accession Number:
C.I.64.32.3a, b
Not on view
This cotton textile's exotic floral pattern alludes to Jean-Baptiste Pillement's chinoiserie designs. In this case, the French fabric interprets an Indian export fabric that itself was a copy of what was considered a Chinese pattern.
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