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2006at5715 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, Lancashire, 1831
dimensions
Height: 44.6 cm, Width: 58.2 cm, Height: 17 in, Width: 23 in, Height: 58.2 cm, Width: 44.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 118a
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Printed in Lancashire
id
9039
label
British Galleries: The basic design of this cotton was printed with an engraved roller. Even by the 1830s, despite great technical improvement, it was difficult to print more than two or three colours simultaneously. Often extra colours were added by wood block or wooden surface rollers. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:49:04.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:49:04.000Z
latitude
53.861172
location
British Galleries, room 118a, case 7
longitude
-2.55473
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Roller-printed cotton
museum_number
CIRC.351-1956
museum_number_token
circ3511956
object_number
O78056
object_type
Furnishing fabric
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton in purple. orange, yellow and drab. The pattern includes a design of zig-zag chintz. Additional colours added by surface roller.
place
Lancashire
primary_image_id
2006AT5715
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type The pattern of this printed cotton has been created with an engraved metal roller. Roller-printing on textiles had been introduced in the late 18th century, and at first was 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 which transformed the palette of colours available to the printer and made possible such combinations as the shades of orange and pink here. Time The styles considered fashionable in 1830s furnishings were widely diverse. Among the more recognisable historical references were Rococo, Elizabethan and Gothic. A design such as this seems to be relying on novelty of effect for its success.
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