Piece of cotton

English or French
Late 18th century

Object Place: England or France


69 x 68.5 cm (27 3/16 x 26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



From a furnishing fabric used at Wembley Park, England. Irregular fragment, made up of a number of small pieces sewn together. Natural, tabby-woven cotton ground, printed with wood blocks in an all over pattern of flowering branches. Tones of red, green, yellow, blue, and tan, with black outlines. Pattern shows Indian influence and resembles wood block prints ascribed to Jony. Partly faded and browned, partly very fresh. Border of pale blue cotton at one end, on reverse.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hamilton Osgood