1957.0045 Textile Panel
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Textile, printed

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    D. Richards (Designer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Plate printed, Raised style

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  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Textile, printed



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

D. Richards (Designer)
Hefford's Biographies and Notes on Firms: "Peele & Simpson: Wholesale linen-drapwers in London "chiefly for Printed goods and Muslins" (Mortimer, 1763). John Peele took out a patent in 1766 for "Printing images, songs, maps landscapes and sea-pieces, by copper-plates, on linen for handkerchiefs". Some of the handkerchiefs commissioned by Peele and Simpson were engraved by D. Richards and printed by Rupert Davids, Crayford." (Hefford, Wendy. The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850, pp. 158-159.)

Place of Origin

Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Pinned on red tag; "T155 / 57.45.2 / T155 / Blue & White / toile Figures, / etc. "drawn & / Engraved by D. Richardz, March" / 2 strips / w. 28 3/4" / 1.83 " / repeat 32 1/2" [over] "T155 / T755 (crossed out) / Dr. 33" (graphite, ink)
2. Signature; Within engraved design; "Drawn and Engraved by D. Richards Manchr."




Woven (plain), Plate printed, Raised style

Dimensions (inches)

82 (L) , 29 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

208.28 (L) , 73.66 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2011) Vertical design repeat: 32.75 inches Horizontal design repeat: No - horizontal design pattern not complete Selvedge width: 29 7/8 inches

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 258, fig. 262
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum, et al. 1960 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: English Printed Fabrics from their Origins until the Present Day; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, May 18th to July 17th, 1960. 75
Similar: #139, p. 29. See #172 on p. 33 for connection between Peele & Simpson and D. Richards.
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on "raised" style and print technology, pp. 88, 97.
[Book] Hefford, Wendy. 1992 The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850.
Information on Peele & Simpson: pp. 158-159.