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

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-29153

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

Descriptive Terms

textiles
fragments
toile (textile material)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
piecing
textiles
allegory (artistic device)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
animals
dance
entertaining
families
floral patterns
Cloth Fragment

Related Items

Title Toile fragment Accession Number 1967.1B

Maker

Attributed to Marshall, John, Manchester Printworks (Printer)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Artifact Remnant

Dimensions

53 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.523