One of two fragments from a piece of printed cotton

Late 18th century
Engraved by D. Richards (English)

Object Place: England


28.5 x 72.4 cm (11 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two fragments from a piece, full width. Copperplate engraving, printed in brown on cotton cloth. When assembled, two fragments show full repeat. Main scene, at center, shows two ladies talking with a girl in a park; at the right, two ladies converse with a gentleman at the foot of a flight of stone steps with balustrade. Above, at left, two ladies being rowed in a boat by a man, past gothic ruins; at right, a lady and gentleman strolling in woods. Inscribed on edge of tread of bottom step: “Drawn and Engrav’d By D. Richards (s reversed) Manch.r.” Cotton darkened and brittle; many holes and tears; darning.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Robert E. Snelling