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Robe à la Française

Date:
1760s
Culture:
French
Medium:
cotton
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove from the Costume Institute," December 15, 1977–September 3, 1978.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Eighteenth-Century Woman," January 1, 1981–January 2, 1982.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "Vanity Fair: Four Centuries of Fashion from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 3, 1979–April 1, 1979.

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