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Copperplate-printed textile fragment "The Dance" and "The Departure"

1920.523 (RS30213)

Description

This rectangular fragment has a repeating red and white scene of a family departing a cottage and a group of young people dancing in a ring around a musician leaning against a tree. The scene is bordered by trees and foliage. The top edge of the fragment is hemmed, with the remains of a tape binding at the top corner.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Marshall, John, Manchester Printworks (Printer)
Date
1790-1800
Location of origin
England
Material
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
piecing
textiles
Object type
Artifact Remnant
Descriptive terms
allegory (artistic device)
animals
Cloth Fragment
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
dance
entertaining
families
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
fragments
piecing
textiles
toile (textile material)
Dimensions
53 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.523
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
29153
Related Items
Title Toile fragment Accession number 1967.1B Relationship Same pattern, different colorway

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