HABERDASHER IN THE MERCANTILE, 2021
The term haberdasher has referred to a dealer of hats or caps, a seller of notions, sewing supplies, and men’s clothing.
Toile de Jouy, (French: “fabric of Jouy”, ), cotton or linen printed with designs of landscapes and figures for which the 18th-century factory of Jouy-en-Josas, near Versailles, Fr., was famous. The Jouy factory was started in 1760 by a Franco-German, Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf. His designs were printed originally from woodblocks. In 1770 they began using copperplates as well. The term toile de Jouy has come to be used loosely for the Jouy type of printed cottons produced in England and at other French factories.
Pattern and color are major elements of my work, and in this piece, I wanted to saturate the entire canvas with pattern! Toile de jouy is such a beautiful and intricate print, and it has been such fun covering the folds of the rich curtain behind my dapper pelican with this peacock motif.
Painting by Alexandra Hall measures 36"x48"x2".
This is an original acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas.
Copyright does not transfer with purchase.
Artist owns rights to reproductions and image.
'HABERDASHER in the MERCANTILE' ©2021, Alexandra Hall, All Rights Reserved.
HABERDASHER in the MERCANTILE
"My imaginative spirit is born from the people who inspired me to dream, to see things differently and to live fearlessly. Every work is influenced by hundreds of little moments and extraordinary experiences. In my pieces I try to bring some whimsy into the mundane. It is my hope that I force my audience to exercise their imagination, that my works inspire conversation and that they evoke joy."