Bed Curtain Fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1768-1775

GUSN

GUSN-27930

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

Descriptive Terms

bed curtains
fragments
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
toile (textile material)
textiles
copper (metal)
architecture (object genre)
architectural elements
Classical
figure- and animal-derived motifs
people (agents)
floral patterns
opera (discipline)
ruins
slaves (people)
Cotton
Toile
Stipple Engraved
Floral
Couple
Slave
Architecture
Classical
Ruin
Opera
Unidentified Textile
CURTAIN, BED

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Robbins House,

Maker

Bickerstaff, Isaac (Artist, Designer)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

34 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1917.1363

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
England (United Kingdom) [country]