1799 Culture: French Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 9 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 38 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1960 Accession Number: b This artwork is not on display
Dress Date: 1885 Culture: American Medium: Cotton, silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of H. Dunscombe Colt, 1960 Accession Number: b
Ensemble: Dress French, Made of cotton (Grecian Regency) Whether printed or not, these equal-distance-apart lines of pattern look very different from the narrowing-space-and-getting-smaller lines of embroidery on Josephine's gown. Much less flattering.
The textile here is a nice example of a process known as mill engraving where the textile is printed from an engraved copper roller. This process allowed for highly detailed small-scale motifs across the textile which enhances the charm