Panel (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; engraved roller printed; glazed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; engraved roller printed; glazed.

Date:

1856

Artist:

Printed and Manufactured by Lancaster Prints
England, Lancashire, Lancaster

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.

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Artist

Lancaster Prints (Printer)

Title

Panel (Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

England

Date

1856

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; engraved roller printed; glazed

Inscriptions

Inscription (label on reverse): LANCASTER PRINTS. 47 Yds. / BORDERS FOR QUILTS, FURNITURE COVERINGS, & C.

Dimensions

544.8 × 60.7 cm (214 1/2 × 23 7/8 in.) Warp repeat: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Homer Dixon

Reference Number

1958.762

Extended information about this artwork

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