Bedspread: The Four Seasons

English
late 18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

204.5 x 184.5 cm (80 1/2 x 72 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.422

Medium or Technique

Cotton copperplate print and applied cotton fringe trim

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bedspread, made of four widths, only one of which is complete; pieced in each lower corner. Brown ink on natural cotton. Design shows alternating horizontal bands of landscape with figures: at left, in first band, a pair of lovers in gardern (spring); at right, same figures walking in wheat field, holding scythe and rake (summer). In second band, at left, pair gathering grapes (autumn); at right, man ice-skating while woman watches. Cotton browned and brittle, many small tears and holes. Trimmed on three sides with natural cotton fringe.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Y. Peters