Jean- Baptiste Huet  (1745-1811) was the  chief designer for the Oberkampf factory in Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, an artist who created the first patterns and whose skill at combining individual scenes to create an overall pattern -toile de jouy – set the standard for these copperplate-printed textiles, and a popularity that has seen ups and downs but is rarely down for long. Inspired by nature,  scientific discovery and global trading, his designs fall broadly within three styles:

a) The best known and most emulated are the pastorales, idealised scenes of country life,

b) mythological stories and travel,

c) with decorative elements such scrolls, arabesques and draperies, referencing the design style of Louis XVI.


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