Printed cotton

Late 18th century

Object Place: England


34 x 69.6 cm (13 3/8 x 27 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave printed

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular piece, not full loom width. Copperplate engraving, printed in red on tabby-woven cotton. Chinoiserie pattern. A man sits at the base of a rocky crag, lower right, fishing; another stands to the side, holding up a parasol. At left, a long-tailed bird on a fantastic flowering stalk. End of plate line shows at top. Cut at left; narrow selvedge at right shows single blue thread. Cotton browned; a few small holes and stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Streeter