Item #CL194-13 A La Memoire De J.M. Jacquard. After Claude Bonnefond, French.
A La Memoire De J.M. Jacquard
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A La Memoire De J.M. Jacquard

1839. Silk jacquard fabric, artist, caption and text woven below image and in accompanying silk slip, 43.5 x 33cm. Stains, foxing and minor tears to fabric, laid down on old backing.

Text reads “D’apres le tableau de C. Bonnefond. Execute par Didier, Petit et Cie.” Slip includes “[J.M. Jacquard] né a Lyon le 7 Juillet 1752. Mort le 7 Aout 1834. Didier, Petit et Cie, Lyon, MDCCCXXXIX.”

In 1804 Joseph Marie Jacquard invented in a “patterning device that, when attached to a loom, made it practical to weave more detailed designs than were previously possible…The silk picture convincingly portrays elements such as a translucent curtain over glass window panes. Only after the Jacquard loom came into use could a work of this extreme level of detail be produced.”

The Jacquard loom played an important role in the development of other programmable machines, as it used replaceable punched cards to control a sequence of operations, which is considered an important step in the history of computing hardware. Ref: Wiki. Held in The Met.

Item #CL194-13

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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