Bedcover

A work made of cotton, plain weave; stenciled and painted.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; stenciled and painted.

Date:

c. 1830

Artist:

United States, probably New England or Mid-Atlantic

About this artwork

During the early 19th century, a young woman’s education included such activities as painting (considered a craft rather than an art when executed by a woman). This bedcover utilizes the type of stenciling found in furniture and theorem painting of the period. The lightweight cotton fabric indicates that the textile would have only been used during the summer months.

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Title

Bedcover

Origin

United States

Date

1820–1840

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; stenciled and painted

Dimensions

244.9 x 212.2 cm (96 x 83 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland

Reference Number

1954.1307

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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