Two fragments of printed cotton, joined

English
Early 19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

51 x 40.2 cm (20 1/16 x 15 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2415

Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Two fragments, joined. Irregularly shaped pieces, together show parts of two design repeats. On natural ground, engraved design printed (copperplate or roller) in cobalt blue. Shows sailing ships attacking an oriental port; the town returns the fire. Above, at left, an exploding bomb; at right, another explosion or a thunder cloud. Selvedge on left edge of each piece. Cotton slightly browned.

Credit Line

Gift of the sisters of Miss Anne L. Balch in her memory