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Bed Curtain Fragment

1917.1363 (RS269770)

Description

Nearly square, red and white, hemmed. Two couples, one gentile, the other harlequin-like, flanked by architectural pedestal with pomegranate tree in classical urn on one side, classical ruin on other. Below, mansion with padlock on door; black man foreground picking up basket. Framed in floral groupings or vines.

Details

Maker
Bickerstaff, Isaac (Artist, Designer)
Date
1768-1775
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Robbins House.
Material
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
textiles
toile (textile material)
Object type
Bedding
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
architectural elements
Architecture
architecture (object genre)
bed curtains
Classical
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Couple
CURTAIN, BED
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
fragments
Opera
opera (discipline)
people (agents)
Ruin
ruins
Slave
slaves (people)
Stipple Engraved
textiles
Toile
toile (textile material)
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
34 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.1363
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
27930

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