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2006at5713 jpg l

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Acquired in 1956 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&F
credit
Given by the Calico Printers' Association
date_end
1831-12-31
date_start
1831-01-01
date_text
1831 (made)
descriptive_line
Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton, England, 1831
dimensions
Height: 45.72 cm, Width: 63.5 cm, Height: 18 in, Width: 25 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 120
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Made in England
id
9029
label
British Galleries: Between 1820 and 1840 textile printers began to produce designs that were based on the woven silk dress fabrics of the 1750's. Designs showing curving trails of lace or ribbons between bouquets of flowers became as popular in the 1830s as they had been in the 18th century. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:49:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:49:01.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
British Galleries, room 120, case 18
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Roller-printed cotton
museum_number
CIRC.319-1956
museum_number_token
circ3191956
object_number
O78046
object_type
Furnishing fabric
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton in red and purple on a pink background. The pattern includes a design of floral chintz with lace scrolls. Additional colours were added by a surface roller.
place
England
primary_image_id
2006AT5713
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type The pattern of this printed cotton has been created with an engraved metal roller, and its additional colours built up by wooden surface roller. Roller printing on textiles was introduced in the late 18th century and at first used mainly for small-patterned dress fabrics. By the 1830s it had become a highly mechanised process, and had largely replaced block printing in the production of fashionable furnishings. Materials & Making The development of roller printing coincided with a radical transformation in the dyestuffs available for printing on cotton. Until the beginning of the 19th century printing had been based on the use of vegetable dyes. In Britain, France and Germany new chemical processes were developed and mineral colours produced that transformed the palette of colours available to the printer and made combinations such as the shades of pink and orange seen here possible. Design & Designing The false trails of lace and bouquets of flowers in this design are inspired fairly closely by the patterns of woven silks from nearly a century earlier. Changing taste made such a design, printed on to cotton, suitable for furnishing a room in the 1830s, while the 18th-century silk that was its inspiration would have been intended for a woman's gown.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
furnishing-fabric-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1831
year_start
1831