Thursday, 18 March 2010

Elegant Mythological Scenes c1782

This is such an elegant print, it is a toile de Bordeaux, c1782, and depicts delicious mythological scenes from Ovid's Metamorphosis.
The panel was extremely damaged to the point of literally falling apart, just a few tantalising areas in good condition. Most people would pass such a damaged peice by, but I can't resist them in that condition, as I then like to salvage as much as possible. I hate to think of the number of glorious textiles in terrible condition that have been thrown out, there is always something useful left, no matter how damaged, even if just to keep for reference.