L'hommage de l'Amerique a la France (toile), 1785-1790
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The cotton panel from Winterthur's collections is a length created by the sewing together of three 39-inch-long printed repeats of the "homage" motif on a 36 3/4-inch width of cloth.

According to Winterthur's file, the original drawing, or cartoon, by Jean-Baptiste Huet, survives in the collections of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. Huet's drawing was engraved onto a copperplate; the plate was inked and used to print the scene repeatedly onto a sheet of cloth: cotton, linen, and/or silk.

The factory best known for production of copperplate-printed fabrics was located in the French town of Jouy-en Josas, and had been opened by Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf in 1760.

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