Printed cotton: Classical Ruins

English
1765


Object Place: England

Dimensions

73.8 x 80 cm (29 1/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

54.632

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave copperplate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Landscape. Ground: white linen warp, white cotton weft. Design: ruined arch, through which landscape, with lake, city and mountain is visible; on right man leaning on fence, cottage on left, and sheep and cows in foreground, printed in red from copper-plate. Under arch, on left “Collins Woolmers 1765”; on fence “H. Roberts Sculp.” Worn, darned, faded and stained. Like 26,189.3 in Metropolitan Museum. Black wood frame. Written on lining, removed July 2, 2958: “Part of a suit of curtains of Capt. Silas, Atkins/ Date printed on it.” See Notes on Collection. Frame removed. Chintz taken off, cardboard mount and lining removed July 2, 1958.

Provenance

Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Quincy W. Whales, April 2, 1941.
(made a gift May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Quincy W. Wales