Printed cotton: Classical Ruins


Object Place: England


73.8 x 80 cm (29 1/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave copperplate printed

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Landscape. Ground: white linen warp, white cotton weft. Design: ruined arch, through which landscape, with lake, city and mountain is visible; on right man leaning on fence, cottage on left, and sheep and cows in foreground, printed in red from copper-plate. Under arch, on left “Collins Woolmers 1765”; on fence “H. Roberts Sculp.” Worn, darned, faded and stained. Like 26,189.3 in Metropolitan Museum. Black wood frame. Written on lining, removed July 2, 2958: “Part of a suit of curtains of Capt. Silas, Atkins/ Date printed on it.” See Notes on Collection. Frame removed. Chintz taken off, cardboard mount and lining removed July 2, 1958.


Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Quincy W. Whales, April 2, 1941.
(made a gift May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Quincy W. Wales