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


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.