Two fragments of printed cotton, joined
Early 19th century
Object Place: England
51 x 40.2 cm (20 1/16 x 15 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Two fragments, joined. Irregularly shaped pieces, together show parts of two design repeats. On natural ground, engraved design printed (copperplate or roller) in cobalt blue. Shows sailing ships attacking an oriental port; the town returns the fire. Above, at left, an exploding bomb; at right, another explosion or a thunder cloud. Selvedge on left edge of each piece. Cotton slightly browned.
Gift of the sisters of Miss Anne L. Balch in her memory