Textile Design with Bouquet of Hollyhocks
Unknown English, late 18th-early 19th century
Sheet: 45.9 x 44.7 cm (18 1/16 x 17 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Watercolor over graphite pencil on off-white wove paper
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Verso, u. l., in brown ink: T-1 B / No. 2. Verso, center, in brown ink: The Borwn Ground Hollyhock Chair seat / let the Colours match the Furniture exact / do 5 ft? on Super? 7/8 cloth / each bunch to be in the middle of 3/4 yd of Cloth / to be pinrted long way of the Cloth I mean for the top and bottom of the / Pattern to face each selvidge / 27 April 1802.
PDP Watermark Type: Watermark, l. l.: E & / 179 (Edmeads and Pine, Ivy Mill, Kent, 1790s, similar to #53 in Shorter, English Paper Mills, 1957)
Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch, Chestnut Hill, MA (inherited from Marilyn Kudisch's father); gift to MFA, November 17, 1993.
Gift of Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch