Woven tapestry panel with a figure of Christ: 1723
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Woven tapestry panel with a figure of Christ: 1723

JC. Le Blon

© Museum of London

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Woven tapestry panel with a figure of Christ. The figure of Christ is looking left and has brown beard and long hair. He wears a red robe and blue cloak. Le Blon was a painter who attempted to develop a new weaving technique for making tapestries. He created this picture of the head of Christ using a method he patented in 1727. However, he abandoned the process when it proved unprofitable. Many people of Huguenot descent did achieve success in the weaving industry. Two of the best known are James Leman and Christopher Baudouin who both designed patterns for woven silks.
 

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Date

1723 AD - 1723 AD
 

Image Number

004087
 

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