Cotton fabrics printed with pictorial scenes are commonly called “toile de Jouy,” named for the well-regarded factory established by Christophe Oberkampf (Swiss, 1738–1815) in 1760 at Jouy-en-Josas near Paris. Printed using engraved copperplates, these pictorial cottons featured fine details but were limited to one color. The designs depicted a range of subjects from floral or chinoiserie styles to political topics to genre scenes to mythological tales, fables, and popular literature. Our 2014 tall pocket calendar features a detail of a late-eighteenth-century French toile de Jouy design from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection.
Weekly format. Laminated cover with elastic band. Includes notes and addresses section. 3 1/8'' x 6 3/4''.