Venetian coverlet

Coverlet

Dublin Core

Title

Venetian coverlet

Subject

[no text]

Description

Dorian uses this piece to conceal his portrait in the novel. The piece is satin, purple with gold embroidery according to the text (Wilde 115), and was found by Dorian's grandfather in a convent near Bologna. When Dorian chooses to use the tapestry as a coverlet for his shameful portrait (an image linked to masked homosexuality in the text) he compares the coverlet to "a pall for the dead" (115).
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While this piece is photographed in black and white and there are little details regarding its specific details other than that it is silk and velvet, it serves as an interesting visual supplement to what Dorian's coverlet may have looked like.

Creator

Oscar Wilde
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Victoria and Albert Museum item, unknown maker

Source

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Penguin, 2000.
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Victoria and Albert Museum

Publisher

Penguin books

Date

Wilde's text/ 1891
Penguin/2000

Contributor

Hannah Phillips

Rights

Penguin Books
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Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Relation

[no text]

Format

[no text]

Language

English

Type

Text, still image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Citation

Oscar Wilde --- Victoria and Albert Museum item, unknown maker, “Venetian coverlet,” Objects and Interiority in Dorian Gray, accessed July 21, 2018, https://doriangrayarchiveeng578.omeka.net/items/show/12.

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