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. The beautifully detailed pattern on our apron, oven mitt, and pot holder is adapted from Tomb of Rousseau
, a fanciful French toile (ca. 1800) in the Museum’s collection.
Apron: Cotton. Machine washable. Imported. 33''L x 25''W.
Oven mitt: Quilted with polyester fill. 13 1/4''L.
Pot holder: Quilted with polyester fill. 8'' x 8''.