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Eclosion: T.7-1997

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)

Titles

Eclosion

Maker(s)

Designer: Chaye, Simon
Atelier: Legoueix, Pierre

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Description

Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft. Stylized design of two intertwining trees, ferns and mushrooms, foliage and birds in shades of grey, brown, cream, dark reds, greens and yellow on a ground of shaded yellows.

Notes

History note: Purchased from La Demeure Gallery, Paris

Legal notes

Given through the American Friends of Cambridge University

Measurements and weight

Height: 117 cm
Width: 160 cm

Relative size of this object

1.6 m1.2 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Aubusson ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997-12-05) by Woodbridge, George, Mr & Mrs

Dating

Mid 20th century
Circa 1950 CE - Circa 1960 CE

Components of the work

Woven composed of wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: text plus weavers mark and signed by the artist. Also a small woven extension of lower left border, turned to reverse with 4/6 woven on it, the edition number.

  • Text: eclosion/h.1.62m 1. 1.18m/Carton de Simon Chaye/Tissé par l'atelier Pierre Legoueix/Aubusson'
  • Location: On the reverse
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.7-1997
Primary reference Number: 110541
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Eclosion" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110541 Accessed: 2022-12-08 19:38:04

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