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Le Jour: T.12-1997

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)


Le Jour
Translated as: The Day


Designer: Saint-Saens, Marc
Atelier: Picaud, Raymond




Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft. Semi-abstract polychrome design of trees, plants, butterflies, crowned by the sun with a small bird perching on one of the rays, all against a varied blue 'sky' background. The artist's name is woven into the lower right corner.


History note: Purchased from La Demeure Gallery, Paris

Legal notes

Given by the American Friends of Cambridge University

Measurements and weight

Height: 147 cm
Width: 95 cm

Relative size of this object

95 cm1.5 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Aubusson

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

Warp composed of cotton
Weft composed of wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Tapestry with cotton warp and wool weft

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Le Jour/hauteur 147/largeur 95/Carton de/Marc Saint-Saens/tissé a l'Atelier/Raymond Picaud/Aubusson
  • Location: On the reverse
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.12-1997
Primary reference Number: 110546
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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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