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Panel from a Set of Bed Hangings

Printed by John Munns, English, active Crayford, Kent, from c. 1769 to 1784

Probably printed in Crayford, Kent, England, Europe

c. 1770

Copperplate print on cotton plain weave

7 feet 1/4 inches × 27 3/16 inches (214 × 69 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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

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The design of this copperplate-printed fabric incorporates images likely taken from contemporary engravings. For example, the latticed garden pavilion recalls designs found in architectural books of the period such as Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils (1757) by the English architect William Chambers (1723-1796) and is given added whimsy with the addition of drapery and lanterns.

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