Printed cotton: Wandering Actors

French (Nantes)
1789–95


Object Place: France

Dimensions

589.28 cm (232 in.) x 118.5 cm

Accession Number

50.2471

Medium or Technique

Copperplate-printed cotton in red on white

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel, rounded at lower end, made of 1 1/4 widths of cotton (no selvedges remain). Cherry-red copperplate print on white ground. Nine vignettes; family in horsecart, riders on causeway approaching town gate, fiddler and bagpipe-player, hurdy-gurdy with drummer and dancers, pedlar with mule, goats and cow resting, town harbor with classical ruin, Commedia dell’Arte players on platform stage, women roasting meat on a spit. A few brown and pink stains (run of dyes?); cotton in good condition, two small holes.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund