About this artwork
Produced in England at the Lancaster Prints establishment in the mid-19th century, this Panel of butterflies was meant to be cut down the middle and used as borders for quilted bedcovers and furnishings. At a time when shoddy manufacturing characterized textile production in the wake of the Industrial Revolution, this richly colored and beautifully designed panel which was created by the newly invented technique of roller-printing, attests to the high standards of design and fabrication achieved at the Lancaster works.
Currently Off View
- Lancaster Prints (Printer)
- Panel (Furnishing Fabric)
- Made 1856
- Cotton, plain weave; engraved roller printed; glazed
- Inscription (label on reverse): LANCASTER PRINTS. 47 Yds. / BORDERS FOR QUILTS, FURNITURE COVERINGS, & C.
- 544.8 × 60.7 cm (214 1/2 × 23 7/8 in.) Warp repeat: 40.6 cm (16 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mrs. Homer Dixon