Damesjak

Damesjak

The celebrated textbook, L’Art du Brodeur (1770), reveals that its author, the professional Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin (1721-1786), took both the design of the decoration and the method of its embroidery very seriously. He wrote that ‘La conception est l’esprit de la broderie’, or that the concept of the decoration is essential for the finished embroidery, which should work together in harmony. In this era embroidery was a way of showing off. The embroidery on this boy’s waistcoat is on the surface of the fabric and is called tambour work.

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The celebrated textbook, L’Art du Brodeur (1770), reveals that its author, the professional Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin (1721-1786), took both the design of the decoration and the method of its embroidery very seriously. He wrote that ‘La conception est l’esprit de la broderie’, or that the concept of the decoration is essential for the finished embroidery, which should work together in harmony. In this era embroidery was a way of showing off. The embroidery on this boy’s waistcoat is on the surface of the fabric and is called tambour work.

This object is now not on display in the museum

Title

Damesjak

Artist

Dating

1750 - 1800

Material and technique

katoen, metaal, zijde; getamboureerd

Object number

7591

Object type

dameskleding, vest, jak

Acquisition

bruikleen 1935

Dimensions

hoogte 56 cm

bovenwijdte 34 cm

hoogte 54 cm

breedte 31 cm

diepte 1 cm

Inscriptions and markings

    Documentation

    • De costuumverzameling in het Centraal Museum 1750-1930 : gids en catalogus, (Utrecht, 1947), cat. nr. 6, afb. 3

    Exhibitions

    • Uit de Mode, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2017

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    https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.65B39BB8-9CCD-4808-9A74-121181CCA50A

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