Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Bed Hanging

Bed Hanging

Passion flowers with berries and grasses.

Printed at Bromley Hall, Middlesex, England

Made in Middlesex, England, Europe

c. 1780

Copperplate print on cotton plain weave

8 feet 5 inches × 8 feet 10 inches (256.5 × 269.2 cm) Pattern Repeat: 28 1/2 x 27 inches (72.4 x 68.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Horace Wells Sellers in memory of her husband, 1935

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  • PublicationThe Fine Art of Textiles

    Detail from a set of bed hangings. Although a paper impression of this design is inscribed P.33 Talwin & Foster 8d, the pattern was not necessarily produced only when the Bromley Hall factory was operated by the Talwin and Foster families (c. 1783-90), as other impressions of the same design have no inscriptions, and many copperplates were used for twenty years or more. The three blue threads in the selvedge of this piece indicate a date between 1774 and 1811. Dilys E. Blum, from The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997), p. 33.