. Altar Frontal. c. 1475. Cut and voided velvet with two heights of pile, looped (boucle) details; silk and metal thread. Neusteter Textile Collection: Partial gift of Mrs. Churchill Owen and an Anonymous Donor. 1961.66.
height: 29 in, 73.6600 cm; width: 81 in, 205.7400 cm
Textile Art and Fashion
Textile Art and Fashion-European
Sumptuous and expensive, elaborately patterned velvets were used for furnishings and wall coverings, as well as for secular clothing and ecclesiastical vestments. Such fabrics also appear in Flemish Renaissance paintings as a cloth of honor hung behind the Virgin and Child, a saint, or a noble person.
Purchased December 1961 from French & Company, Inc., New York, NY) by Denver Art Museum
- "Time Warp: Historicism in Textile Design," April 24 - October 10, 1999 (DAM)
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