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artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Hefford, Wendy The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850. London: V&A Publications, 2002 The full text of the entry is as follows: "32. Design for a printed textile; 'lace' stripe and meander, with fantastic flowers. For printing by John Munns, Crayford, Kent,. 1760s or 1770s. Watercolour and ink. 12 x 18½ in. (30.5 x 47 cm) Inscribed: "John Munns No A1064", "Cutt compleat", "Cutt print Compleat D(ark) red, 2 purple grounds 1 pale red do." 7275.297 ."
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1779-12-31
date_start
1760-01-01
date_text
1760s-1770s (painted)
descriptive_line
Watercolour, design for a printed textile, 1760s or 1770s.
dimensions
Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 47 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Two Centuries of British Fashion. From the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Moscow Kremlin Museums 05/09/2008-17/11/2008)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
25344
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:04:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:04:32.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2C, shelf SH9, box T53
longitude
-1.97685
marks
'John Munns No A1064' 'Cutt Compleat' 'Cutt print Compleat D(ark) Red, 2 purple grounds 1 pale red do'
materials
ink, water-colour
materials_techniques
Watercolour and ink
museum_number
7275:297
museum_number_token
7275297
object_number
O25345
object_type
Textile design
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Design for a printed textile; 'lace' stripe and meander, with fantastic flowers, in pale pinks, blues and greens on white.
place
England
primary_image_id
2006AT5764
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The designer of this elaborate pattern for a textile is unknown, but its inscription shows that it was destined for printing with wood blocks by John Munns. Munns’ calico-printing manufactory was at Crayford, a town to the south east of London. A number of textile manufacturers were established there, taking advantage of the river Cray, a tributary of the river Thames, for the abundant water their work needed. Munns was in business from the 1760s until his bankruptcy in 1781, combining the trades of calico-printing and gunpowder-making. By the mid-eighteenth century, wood-block printing on cotton and linen textiles had developed to a high standard. The dyeing techniques used to produce the strong fast colours on imported Indian chintzes which had dazzled European customers in the seventeenth century had been mastered. A commentator on the state of British textile arts in 1756 wrote : "chintz…can imitate the richest silk brocades, with a great variety of beautiful colours".
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
textile-design-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
painting
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1779
year_start
1760