Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1854): a woven silk A La Mémoire De J M Jacquard portrait,

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Lot 388
Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1854): a woven silk A La Mémoire De J M Jacquard portrait,

Sold for £ 2,805 (US$ 3,627) inc. premium
Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1854): a woven silk A La Mémoire De J M Jacquard portrait,
executed on the Jacquard loom by Carquillat at messers Didier Petit et Cie, Lyon, the known portrait of Jacquard seated in a workshop interior with a model of his loom, loose punch cards, tools and measuring drums arranged on racks behind, with a view of a town through the musket-ball broken window, wide plain margin, lower right with weaver's name, dated below in Roman numerals, in modern frame, 17½in x 13½in (44cm x 34cm)

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    James Essinger, Jacquard's Web: How a Hand Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age, 2004.

    See Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments, 19 April 2011, Bonhams, lot 67, for a very similar example.
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