Textile Design with Bush Roses
Sheet: 44.8 x 34.7 cm (17 5/8 x 13 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite pencil on off-white wove paper
Not On View
Kept with Anonymous. Probably made for Richard Ovey, a London linen draper who commissioned designs from various printworks and sold them at his shop in Covent Garden.
Verso, across top, in brown ink: A capital pattern and drawn with great taste cut it and print the first piece on / 9/8 cloth as a proof to Mr. Ovey (who provided this well done we think we'll engage / it) that you can execute work equal to any House in Lancashire--in this case / the yellow must be fast
PDP Watermark Type: Watermark, l. r.: E & P (Edmeads and Pine, Ivy Mill, Kent, 1790s, similar to #53 in Shorter, English Paper Mills, 1957)
Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch, Chestnut Hill, MA (inherited from Marilyn Kudisch's father); gift to MFA, November 17, 1993.
Gift of Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch