"Chasseurs" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series I


"Chasseurs" is a design from the first H.R. Mallinson La Victoire series, designed just before the Armistice to end World War I was signed in Fall, 1918. This example was printed in five colors on a dark blue ground on Mallinson's trademarked "Indestructible Crepe." The term “Chasseurs à cheval” designated elite units of the French cavalry – “chasseurs” meaning hunters, “à cheval,” on horseback. During World War I, dangerous reconnaissance missions were often given to the Chasseurs. The wide stripe design depicts standing figures and figures on horseback (the elite reconnaissance units of the French army) who appear poised for action among trees and shrubs, with a stream winding through. See TE*T04077 for the same design in a different quality (Indestructible Crepe) and colorway.

Date Made: 1918

Maker: H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: World War IRelated Event: World War IArmistice of November 11, 1918


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Credit Line: Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T04082Accession Number: 63204Catalog Number: T04082.000T4082

Object Name: fabric length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)red (overall color)blue (overall color)green (overall color)pink (overall color)dark blue ground (overall color)plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-56ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1165602

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