Length of uncut handkerchiefs

The Medley

English
after 1792


Object Place: England

Dimensions

227 x 61.7 cm (89 3/8 x 24 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.769

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copper-plate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of cotton printed with 4 handkerchiefs in sepia, each handkerchief shows a scattering of small political portraits, references to the French Revolution such as the Bastille and the Temple, and satiric scenes referencing contemporary literature such as William Cowper’s poem “John Gilpin.” Many of the illustrations refer to events that occured in 1792.

Provenance

Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne; gift to the MFA, November 14, 1940

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne