Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1854) - a fine woven silk La Mémoire portrait executed on the Jacquard loom by Carquillat, at messers Didter Petit et cie, Lyon,
Lot 82
Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1854) - a fine woven silk La Mémoire portrait executed on the Jacquard loom by Carquillat, at messers Didter Petit et cie, Lyon,
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,089) inc. premium

Lot Details
Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1854) - a fine woven silk La Mémoire portrait
executed on the Jacquard loom by Carquillat, at messers Didter Petit et cie, Lyon,
the known portrait view of Jacquard seated in a workshop interior, model of his loom with loose punch cards, tools and measuring drums arranged on racks behind, view through the musket-ball broken window of a town, wide plain margin, lower right with weaver's name, dated below in Roman numerals, glazed in contemporary carved wood gilt frame with gallery and Merchant's Club labels verso - woven image 13.1/2in. x 16.3/4in. (34 x 42.5cm), the frame 27.1/2in. x 32.1/2in. (70 x 82.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    Jacquard's Web - How a Hand Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age, James Essinger, 2004;
    Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments, 19 April 2011, Bonhams, lot 67, for very similar example.
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