Henri Philippe Pétain

Henri Philippe Pétain
  • Title :     Henri Philippe Pétain
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Syndicat des Fabricants de Soieries, Ecole de Tissage Lyon Maker
  • Accession:     TD1993.90.1
  • Country:     France Lyon
  • Date:     1941
  • Dimensions:     Inches 17 12-1/2, Centimeters 43.1 31.8
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Textiles
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Portraits , Textiles/Textile Design , Vichy , War/Military , Figurative , World War II 1940-1945
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1993.90.1.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda~Textiles
Silk Jacquard weave tapestry portrait of Maréchal Pétain in military dress uniform; oak leaf pattern on white background; this weaving served as the final exam for a student seeking to be promoted to the rank of Artisan Chart Compositor, the artisan responsible for punching a series of holes in cardboard pattern cards which are used in weaving and which allow the weaver to execute a work exactly as it was originally conceived by the artist.