1981.0052 textile, printed obverse
  • 1981.0052 textile, printed obverse
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Textile, printed

  • Title:

    "Les travaux de la manufacture"

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Jean-Baptiste Huet (Designer)

  • Place of Origin:

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Printed

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Textile, printed


"Les travaux de la manufacture"



Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Jean-Baptiste Huet (Designer)
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)

Origin Notes

This textile was printed in the early twentieth century in imitation of a 1783 design by J.B. Huet for the Oberkampf Manufactery in Jouy, France.




Cotton; Linen


Woven (plain), Printed

Dimensions (inches)

37.06 (L) , 37.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

94.14 (L) , 95.25 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2009).

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Riffel, Melanie, et al. 2003 Toile De Jouy: Printed Textiles in the Classical French Style.
Textile with same pattern, p. 64
[Book] Bredif, Josette. 1989 Printed French Fabrics: Toiles de Jouy.
Textile with same pattern, p. 44-45 and details p. 72-73
[Book] Grant, Sarah. 2010 Toiles de Jouy, French Printed Cottons 1760-1830.
Textile with same pattern, (details) p. 14 fig. 4; p. 18 fig. 11; p. 20-21, fig. 14
[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Textile with same pattern, pl. XI