Textile Design with Bush Roses

probably 1795–1800
Circle Of Richard Ovey (English, active 1790–1831), Unknown English, late 18th-early 19th century


Dimensions

Sheet: 44.8 x 34.7 cm (17 5/8 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.709

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite pencil on off-white wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

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.

Inscription

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

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: Watermark, l. r.: E & P (Edmeads and Pine, Ivy Mill, Kent, 1790s, similar to #53 in Shorter, English Paper Mills, 1957)

Provenance

Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch, Chestnut Hill, MA (inherited from Marilyn Kudisch's father); gift to MFA, November 17, 1993.

Credit Line

Gift of Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch