Panel (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of linen and cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of linen and cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed.

Date:

1761

Artist:

After etchings by Nicolaes Berchem (Dutch, 1620–1683) after an engraving by Josephus Sympson (English, 1710–1750) after a painting by Marmaduke Craduck (English, 1660–1717) after a drawing by Francis Barlow (English, 1626–1702)
Manufactured by Robert Jones and Company
England, Old Ford, Middlesex

About this artwork

The historical significance of this panel comes not from its representation but from its precise documentation in textile history. It is one of the earliest examples using copper plate printing, signed and dated in the plate in two places. the pastoral scene is from an etching by Nicholas Berchem (1620- 1683), dating from 1652; the peacock and poultry still life can be traced to an engraving by Josephus Sympson (1710- 1750) published in London in 1740, after a painting by Marmaduke Cradock (1660- 1717). The columns are emblematic of the classical- revival style favored at the time and the stag and dog motifs can be traced to the volume entitled "Animals of Various Species Accurately Drawn" by Francis Barlow (1626- 1702).

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Artist

Robert Jones

Title

Panel (Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

Middlesex

Date

1761

Medium

Linen and cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed

Dimensions

210.9 x 133.9 cm (83 1/8 x 52 3/4 in.) Warp repeat: 204.1 cm (80 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Howell B. Erminger, Jr.

Reference Number

1958.2

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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