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Length of Painted Silk

A work made of silk, plain weave foundation; painted.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silk, plain weave foundation; painted.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1740-60

Artist:

Chinese, for the European or American market

About this artwork

Chinese silk producers, like Indian cotton makers, catered to a vast network of international consumers. Here, Chinese artisans emulated English fabrics and created a delicate floral similar to that designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite. Such floral patterns were popular both in Europe and North America. In fact, the first First Lady of
the United States, Martha Washington, owned a gown of Chinese painted silk.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Length of Painted Silk, Panel (Dress Fabric)

Places

China (Object made in), Europe (Exported to), Asia (Object made in), United States (Exported to)

Date

Made 1740-1760

Medium

Silk, plain weave foundation; painted

Dimensions

116.9 × 74 cm (46 × 29 1/8 in.) Warp repeat: 60.7 cm (23 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Louise Lutz

Reference Number

1988.468

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