Printed cotton: Boys Playing

English
late 18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

70.7 x 36.2 cm (27 13/16 x 14 1/4 in.) includes backing fabric

Accession Number

57.344

Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment, made up of three pieces stitched together. Copperplate engraving, printed in brown on cotton cloth. Piece does not show complete repeat. At upper left, in a landscape setting with a domed hut in the background, two boys hold up a large hoop while a third boy runs at them from the right. At very bottom, head and shoulders of two boys; in the background, a clump of poplar-like trees in a fenced enclosure. Between these motifs, trees and flying birds; an owl perches on a branch at upper right. Cotton discolored; small holes and tears.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Robert E. Snelling