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Curtain Fragment

A work made of cotton; copperplate printed; block printed trimming.

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  • A work made of cotton; copperplate printed; block printed trimming.

Date:

late 18th century

Artist:

England and possibly India

About this artwork

The late 18th and early 19th centuries were an incredibly fertile period for innovation in the European textile industries, especially in the field of direct printing. Decades of experimentation led to the development of a variety of ways to apply color and pattern to cloth, which enabled artists and designers to invent new design vocabularies and quickly respond to cultural trends and ideas. One of the most enduring of these innovations was the ability to print on cloth with copperplates and then subsequently with engraved copper metal rollers. The quality of detail achieved through this method was unrivaled in terms of clarity, precision.

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Title

Curtain Fragment

Places

England (Object made in), India (Object Possibly made in)

Date

Made 1851-1899

Medium

Cotton; copperplate printed; block printed trimming

Dimensions

57.8 × 44.5 cm (22 3/4 × 17 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Titi Halle, Cora Ginsburg LLC

Reference Number

2020.218

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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