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Herbe Bleue: T.8-1997

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Herbe Bleue
Translated as: Blue Grass


Designer: Lurçat, Jean
Atelier: Tabard Frères et Soeurs




Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft. Polychrome design of a large butterfly, foliage and a small butterfly on a dark blue ground. the artist's name and the weaver's mark for Tabard Frères et Soeurs are woven into the lower right corner.


History note: Purchased from La Demeure Gallery, Paris

Legal notes

Given through the American Friends of Cambridge University

Measurements and weight

Height: 65 cm
Width: 100 cm

Relative size of this object

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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


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 signed by the artist

  • Text: Herbe Bleue/H.OM 66m L1M 02= Omq 67/Carton de Jean Lurçat/Edité par Tabard Frères et Soeurs /Aubusson/NO 3047'
  • Location: On the reverse
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.8-1997
Primary reference Number: 110542
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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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