"The Fortune Teller", length of furnishing fabric

British
1765


Object Place: England

Dimensions

196.5 x 92 cm (77 3/8 x 36 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.20

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen copperplate-printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White ground with a barn-yard scene printed in blue; in one corner a windmill, below, a house, barn, hay-mow, trees, cattle, hay-makers and a gypsy. Made with a linen warp and cotton weft, and printed from an engraved copper-plate; At the time this was made, the English did not know how to make a strong enough cotton thread to be used as a warp, and had imported up to this date all their cotton cloth from India. Mate to 87.21.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Henry J. Bigelow