1952.0348 window hangings
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Window hanging (Side curtain)

  • Title:

    The Union of France with America; America Paying Homage to France

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Jean-Baptiste Huet (Fabric manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Jouy-En-Josas, France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0348.001 B

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1952.0348.001 B

Object Name

Window hanging (Side curtain)


The Union of France with America; America Paying Homage to France


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Jean-Baptiste Huet (Fabric manufacturer)
Jean-Baptiste Huet was trained in the studio of Le Prince. He was accepted by the Academy in 1769 as a painter of animals. He started working for Oberkampf in 1783 with his design for Les Travaux de la manufacture (The activities of the factory) and continued until his death in 1811. Throughout his career his style changed as tastes changed. His first genre was pastoral painting around 1773. His next style consists of elements typical of the Louis XVI style. Then from 1796 his work gradually became more geometric. While working with Oberkamf he produced 32 different designs, plus another ten which remained in the preparatory stages. (Riffel, Melanie et. al., Toile de Jouy, 2003, pp. 42-45)

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was probably made at Winterthur or in New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

Jouy-En-Josas, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was printed between 1785-1790 at Jouy.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower L hand corner; typed in black ink "BLUE SITTING ROOM - 3N curtain July-August-Sept (3)"
2. Label; directly on linen lining, lower L hand corner; Stamped in red ink "SEASON 2 4"


American Indian; Allegory


Cotton; Linen


Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

105 (L) , 35.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

266.7 (L) , 90.17 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Salmon, Larry & Carlano, Marianne. 1987 French Textiles from the Middle Ages through the Second Empire.
Fig. 125, p. 151
[Article] Gril-Mariotte, Aziza & Warner, Pamela J. 2010 Topical Themes from the Oberkampf Textile Manufactory, Jouy-en-Josas, Frannce, 1760-1821. Studies in the Deocrative Arts. 17 (1): 35.
Discussion and images of fabric T120, pg. 171-174; 188-190.
[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Design: No. 69, pl. XXV
[Book] D'Allemagne, Henry-René & Clouzot, Henri. 1942 La Toile Imprimée et les Indiennes de Traïte. II.
Design: pl. 144
[Article] Holden, Agnes J. 1939 Jean-Baptiste Huet; Master Designer of Toiles de Jouy. The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club. 23 (2): 31.
Design stages: pp 6-7
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & Ordoñez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104