Piece of cotton

English or French
Late 18th century


Object Place: England or France

Dimensions

69 x 68.5 cm (27 3/16 x 26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.290

Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

From a furnishing fabric used at Wembley Park, England. Irregular fragment, made up of a number of small pieces sewn together. Natural, tabby-woven cotton ground, printed with wood blocks in an all over pattern of flowering branches. Tones of red, green, yellow, blue, and tan, with black outlines. Pattern shows Indian influence and resembles wood block prints ascribed to Jony. Partly faded and browned, partly very fresh. Border of pale blue cotton at one end, on reverse.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hamilton Osgood