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Monday, June 17, 2013

The Sleeping Gypsy by artist Henri Rousseau - Fine Art on Vintage Fabric

vintage fabric - "The Sleeping Gypsy" - by artist Henri Rousseau
This retro 1960s - 1970s fabric available on Revival Fabrics depicts the 1897 painting "The Sleeping Gypsy" by French artist Henri Rousseau. 

Images of this painting can be found on the book cover of Aesop's Fables, as well as other books. The Museum of Modern Art in New York houses the original "The Sleeping Beauty" Henri Rousseau painting, seen in the photo below.

You may not be able to own the original Rousseau art to hang on your wall, but what could be better than wearing it.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

So glad to come across your blog! I will be a devoted follower! I love vintage fabric and have a collection myself. This Rousseau fabric is quite interesting. I once had a barkcloth that I could have sworn was designed by Salvadore Dali. Unfortunately there was no info on the selvage... How did you figure out your fabric was Rousseau?