Pair of Tall 1930s Block-printed 'De Medici' Fortuny Panels

by Mariano Fortuny
Of 17th Century inspiration, the fabric's pattern resembles the historic 'De Medici' design produced by Fortuny. The Medici family's wealth and influence, which began in textiles and grew from banking to the papacy, reached far beyond Italian borders and even further beyond the time of their reign. Patrons to some of the world's greatest artists, especially from the Florentine Renaissance, the Medici pattern glorifies the family's love of both beauty and power with dramatic ornamentation and large, stylised floral medallions.

Archive block printed cotton twill in red and silvery gold by Mariano Fortuny on stretchers, signed to side.

Italy, circa 1930
H 307cm x W 60cm
H 120.91" x W 23.63"


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